29 July 2014
The Live Entertainment Works! campaign has now launched. The aim of the campaign is to approach local venues asking them to display the poster supporting live entertainment and get across the message that the change in licensing law means that it is now easier to put on acts in venues with a capacity of 500 or below. For further information contact Mike Day by phone on 020 7670 0235 or firstname.lastname@example.org
24 February 2014
Equity briefing: changes to National Insurance effective from 6th April 2014
10 February 2014
Involvement of student members in branches as agreed by the Equity Council, January 2014
5 February 2014
The latest edition of our newsletter, including details of our two shows this year.
19 November 2013
The worlds of the media, arts and entertainment are often seen as glamorous, but a survey of 4,000 workers has revealed these industries are "hotspots" of bullying, with more than half of those questioned (56%) saying they had been bullied, harassed or discriminated against at work.
People who contributed to a survey, commissioned by the Federation of Entertainment Unions, ranged from household names, top screenwriters and performers to those at the beginning of their careers.
The results showed shocking levels of ill-treatment and inappropriate behaviour and a culture of silence, with only a third of those suffering bullying and harassment reporting the incidents.
18 November 2013
An Equity Deputy (sometimes referred to as Equity Dep) is the face of the union in theatres, studios and anywhere else Equity members are working. The Deputy is the union representative for the company they are working with.
31 August 2012
The communication manager enables branches and committees to send out email newsletters to their members. This is a brief guide on how to do it.
6 January 2012
This is a downloadable pdf form that duos, and other multiple performers can download, print and ask venues to sign them prior to their stage performances. It is derived from a suggestion by Branch member Ricky Garrett and we think that there is a great need for such an agreement in today's increasingly electronic age so we have included them here. There is also a similar form for single (solo) performers. It's work in progress so if anybody has any ideas or suggestions...
6 January 2012
This is a downloadable pdf form that single solo performers can download, print them and ask venues to sign them prior to their stage performances. It is derived from a suggestion by Branch member Ricky Garrett and we think that there is a great need for such an agreement in today's increasingly electronic age so we have included them here. There is also a similar form for multiple performers such as duos and bands. It's work in progress so if anybody has any ideas or suggestions...
5 May 2011
This is a guide to updating Branch and Committee websites. If you are not getting the 'edit' buttons but think you should, please contact the Equity webmasters that are listed in this document.