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10 August 2021

Equity are calling for clarity from the Government on their recent announcement on European work visas and work permits. The Government announced on 4 August that nineteen EU member states will allow performers visa and work permit free short term touring work.​ While the announcement is a welcome one, more clarity is needed. General Secretary Paul W Fleming has today (10 August) written an open letter to Oliver Dowden Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport asking for further explanation on key issues affecting creatives working in the EU.

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28 April 2021

Equity General Secretary Paul Fleming, together with leading cultural organisations and unions, has signed an open letter to Boris Johnson urging him to deliver on his promise to fix the Brexit crisis for the creative industries.

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04 February 2020

Equity is very concerned about future visa and other restrictions for creative workers working in Europe post-Brexit. We have an event in Parliament on 4 Feb & want members to invite their local MP along.

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27 September 2019

Equity members make a huge contribution to the success story that is the UK creative sector. We want that recognised by the TUC, our sister unions and the political parties

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22 February 2019

Brexit is casting a shadow over the UK, but it will not stop us celebrating Equity's 90th anniversary year. Please join your fellow members in demonstrating your solidarity with the union as we confront the challenges ahead

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24 October 2018

Whether it is through our new role on the TUC’ s Executive Committee, discussing our red lines on Brexit or negotiating a new agreement for directors, we always fight for the best deal for our members

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24 October 2018

Equity representatives have this month raised the issue of Brexit in the European Live Performance and Audio Visual Social Dialogue Committees

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