Incorporating the Variety Artistes' Federation

Documents

General Branch Minutes

2 February 2016

Sample Docs - 177kb PDF

General Branch Minutes

North East of England General Branch Meeting January 2016

14 December 2015

Sample Docs - 182kb PDF

Next meeting of the North East of England General Branch will be Tuesday 5th January 2016 The Bistro, Northern Stage commencing at 6.30 p.m.

DBS Guide for employers

25 November 2015

General - 129kb PDF

This document is designed to be used by members by passing it onto employers who are asking for a member to have or obtain an Enhanced DBS check in order to take up or apply for a role which may not require it. A recent survey of Equity members indicated that there was still widespread misunderstanding by employers and the public about when a check is required. Just because the role may involve contact with children, for example, it does not mean that a DBS check is required. If after approaching the employer with the document they still do not understand then refer them to Michael Day mday@equity.org.uk. Please note that the document has been checked for accuracy by Equity’s solicitors.
Also note that this is unrelated to the issue of the broadcasters (BBC, ITV, Pact etc) insisting on Basic Disclosure Certificates for Walk-ons and supporting artists for which there is separate guidance elsewhere on the Equity website.

North East of England GB - Nomination Form 2015

21 September 2015

Sample Docs - 91kb PDF

North East of England General Branch AGM will take place on
Tuesday 3rd November 2015 at The Bistro, Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne commencing at 6.30 p.m.

North East of England General Branch Meeting July 2015

22 June 2015

Sample Docs - 201kb PDF

Next Meeting of the North East of England General Branch will be held on 7th July at The Bistro, Northern Stage, Newcastle upone Tyne

North East of England General Branch Meeting June 2015

29 May 2015

Sample Docs - 185kb PDF

Next Branch Meeting of the North of England General Branch will take place on Tuesday 2nd June 2015 at The Bistro, Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne

North East of England General Branch Meeting May 2015

28 April 2015

Sample Docs - 185kb PDF

The next meeting of the North East of England General Branch will take place on Tuesday 5th May 2015 at The Bistro, Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne commencing at 6.30 p.m.

North East of England General Branch & North East Variety Branch

24 March 2015

Sample Docs - 188kb PDF

North East of England General Branch welcomes North East Variety Branch to the first bi-annual joint meeting of the two branches.
7th April 2015 - commencing at 6.30 p.m.
The Bistro, Northern Stage, Barras Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne
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NEGB meeting flyer March 2015

18 February 2015

General - 185kb PDF

North East of England General Branch meet
3RD MARCH 2015
GENERAL BRANCH MEETING
The Bistro, Northern Stage, Newcastle upon Tyne
General Branch Meeting commences 6:30pm
Committee Meeting commences 5:45pm
Bar open for refreshments

Commercial Theatre Claim Newsletter November 2014

12 November 2014

Newsletters - 363kb PDF

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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