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Equity Council Report March Meeting.

22 March 2012

The Council has decided on a further period of consultation, including a discussion at this year’s Annual Representative Conference, before making any final decision of the future structure of Equity’s democracy. Committees, branches and individual members have been responding to a discussion paper which outlined a committee structure with industrial organisation as its first priority with representation of crafts built in. At its meeting in March the Council reviewed nearly 100 pages of feedback from the previous two months of discussion, much of which supported the need for change, but with questions on the detail and a view that members needed more time to consider the new structures.


In a second development at the March Council meeting it was reported that performers and stage managers working on the opening a closing ceremonies of the London Olympics and Paralympics will work on Equity supported contracts at a minimum of £600 a week. The contract has been agreed after months of painstaking talks with Olympic officials.


 To read about these items and more, please download the Council Report for the 20 March meeting of the Equity Council which is now available in the Member Resources area of the Equity web site at

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