Incorporating the Variety Artistes' Federation


April 14th 2015 Branch Meeting Minutes

7 May 2015

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Minutes from Tuesday 14th April 2015 branch meeting

May 12th 2015 Branch Meeting Agenda

7 May 2015

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Agenda for 7pm branch meeting on Tuesday May 12th 2015

Council Minutes March 2015

6 May 2015

Council Minutes - 620kb PDF

Council Minutes from March 2015

April 14th 2015 Branch Meeting Agenda

25 March 2015

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GMARGB - Branch Minutes 17/02/15

9 March 2015

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March 2015 Branch Meeting Agenda

9 March 2015

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GMARGB - Branch Minutes 27/01/15

14 February 2015

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Minutes of Jan 2015 Branch Meeting


5 February 2015

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All Branch Meeting dates for 2015

Feb 2015 Branch Meeting Agenda - CORRECTED

5 February 2015

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Commercial Theatre Claim Newsletter November 2014

12 November 2014

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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.

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