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Two-thirds want Councils to spend at least 50p a week on culture

11 April 2014

63 per cent want councils to spend at least 50 pence per person per week on culture. If you agree take action here: http://www.50pforculture.org/

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EasyJet backs Shakespeare day petition

8 April 2014

UK airline Easyjet has backed the campaign to get the world’s most famous playwright officially recognised in the British calendar.

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Good news for live entertainers

27 June 2013

From today, street entertainers and many more workers in live entertainment will benefit from changes in the Licensing Act fought for by Equity and its members

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Equity partners with Creative England on networking event

24 June 2013

Sign up to this free Manchester mixer that aims to bring together performing talent with productions teams from a wide variety of film and TV companies

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Equity beats off HMRC data grab

21 June 2013

Equity has resisted a request by HMRC, Her Majesty’s Revenue and Customs, for the union to hand over the union's entire data base of members.

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Fringe employers must pay actors

21 June 2013

An Employment Tribunal that actors on the fringe who are legally workers are entitled to at least the National Minimum Wage.

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Creating without Conflict

14 June 2013

Together, Equity and sister unions BECTU, NUJ, Musicians Union and The Writers Guild are launching "Creating without Conflict", a campaign to challenge bullying and harassment in the entertainment industries

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TUC campaigning on issues for women over 50

11 June 2013

The TUC wants your views on issues facing women over 50 in the workplace.

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President of Turkish actors' union threatened over Gezi Park support

10 June 2013

Memet Ali Alabora, President of the Turkish actors' union, has been accused by pro-Government press of collaborating with “external spies” to start a revolution

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Westminster Council rejects plea to save £350,000 Arts Budget

28 May 2013

Westminster Conservatives have refused to rethink plans to scrap the Council’s Arts and Culture budge

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Irish Equity, SIPTU and Equity UK meet to campaign to advance rights for actors

22 May 2013

Irish Equity, SIPTU and Equity UK have met to debate the
challenges confronting actors who live and work in the Republic of Ireland and international actors who come to work in Ireland

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Westminster Council cuts arts funding

21 May 2013

Despite pressure from Equity members, Council goes ahead with cuts

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first posted 1 November 2013