We represent Equity members in Northern Ireland.
As the Northern Ireland National Committee, we advise the Equity Council and take approved action on any matters relevant to the professional employment of Equity members in Northern Ireland.
We work and liaise with other bodies in Northern Ireland, e.g. Northern Ireland Assembly, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Irish Congress of Trade Unions, and serves as a channel of communication between the Council and members in Northern Ireland and vice-versa.
Promote and support the New Deal in NI and represent NI in New Deal Equity Group. Have E4GND address the NIC.
Build on and promote Safe Home in NI via agreements with local councils, utilising member contacts with arts officers.
Continue to create and support agile campaign plans to support reverse the cuts campaigns with politicians, councils and the Department.
Create a suite of policies and clause additions to NI in-house agreements eg:
- Green New Deal
- Working with child actors
- Use of volunteers/ensembles
Build on relationships with Trade Unions on the island of Ireland including utilising ICTU structures and existing relationships with non-affiliated Unions.
We've been campaigning hard against cuts to the arts in Northern Ireland. Read more:
- Equity Northern Ireland resists arts cuts - 6 October 2023
- MLAs support Equity's Resist the Cuts campaign - 22 October 2023
- Belfast City Council votes unanimously to support Equity - 2 November 2023