27 November 2014
Statements made by candidates for election to the branch committee in support of their candidacy.
12 November 2014
This year is an important year for artists working across commercial theatre, as we renegotiate the Equity agreement for all artists working in the sector outside of the West End of London - including most regional tours, pantomimes and a number of non-West End producing houses.
Our claim has been put together after extensive consultation with all artists who have worked on it over the last three years, compiled by a working party of experienced members from the sector – working performers and stage managers who serve on Equity committees and as deps on shows across the country.
Our claim has a straightforward purpose – to set minima that represent what producers can afford to pay. The bigger the show, the bigger the producer, the more that should be returned to the artists involved.
We’ve also heard loud and clear that subsistence and touring allowance is no longer meaningfully contributing to the costs of artists on tour or coming to London to rehearse. Along with proposing a restructure to end unfair clauses like the reduction in touring allowance to subsistence after four weeks in a venue, and a significant rise of around 20% in touring allowance, we’re proposing that subsistence rises to match the rate of touring allowance in every case.
These are your proposals, proposals to make your working lives better and fairer. However, the managers will make their claims of us, and we need to defend existing terms as much as make claims to improve them.
We know that not every proposal of ours will be agreed – and we know that all will meet with resistance. Commercial producers won’t write us a blank cheque, which is why we need you standing up in support of our claim.
Encourage non-members to join our union and stand with us to make our voice louder, and watch out for the newsletters which will keep you updated as to where we are.
9 November 2014
November Branch Newsletter
10 October 2014
W&SW London Equity Branch Oct 2014 Newsletter
9 September 2014
W&SW London Equity Branch Newsletter Sept 2014
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 email@example.com
26 July 2014
This is the letter along with the list of 1181 industry supporters that has gone to Peter Bazalgette at the Arts Council about their withdrawal of funding from the Orange Tree. Thank you to everyone who worked so hard to chase down supporters. If you would still like to show support, you can. A follow up list is being complied. E mail Andrew Macbean on firstname.lastname@example.org with your professional name and your job. This is a chance to get our voice hear by speaking as one. But you have to make contact - please don't do it tomorrow. Do it TODAY, intact NOW.
12 July 2014
Branch newsletter - July 2014
11 June 2014
Our monthly Branch meeting Newsletter for June 2014
17 May 2014
This Summer we have over 400 auditions slots for our members. This document gives the biographies of the fantastic directors we have invited to hold auditions.