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ITC rates up in difficult climate

9 May 2012

Rates for performers, stage managers and creative team have increased after a tough round of negotiations conducted in a difficult econominc climate.

Minimum rates have gone up by 2.5% with a 1% increase on subsistence payments, the ending of TOIL for missed breaks, replaced with a time-and-a-half overtime rate and defined overtime rates for overtime not compensated with TOIL (time-and-a-half up to 20 hours and double time thereafter).

The Independent Theatre Council (ITC) holds collective agreements with Equity covering performers and stage managers and all members of the creative team. All of these agreements required a new pay settlement to commence at the start of April 2012.
Only ITC’s approved manager members use the agreements. They are compelled to use the performer and stage manager agreements and are encouraged to use those for the creative team wherever possible. Most ITC members and approved managers are smaller theatre companies reliant on the public sector for work and funding.

Equity’s Independent Theatre Arts Committee with their organiser, Paul Fleming, is undertaking a comprehensive review of approved manager status and the application process required for it to encourage more producers onto the agreement.

More information from Paul Fleming on pfleming@equity.org.uk

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