Every two years, Equity members are elected to represent their fellow professionals and to improve their working conditions. They do this by sitting on the union’s committees. 

Different committees cover the interests of different groups. They represent members engaged in specific sectors; members based in different geographical areas; young workers and members facing discrimination for protected characteristics such as disability, gender, race and sexuality.

Committees drive union policy, conduct negotiations and ensure that the needs of all Equity members are heard - no matter which demographic they fit into. They submit motions to Council, the union's governing body, and to Equity's annual conference, which can then shape the future of the union.