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MPs and Peers join Equity's call to give creative workers a voice

17 July 2017

Jess Phillips at the Performers' Alliance Parliamentary EventMPs and Peers from across the political spectrum have pledged to support Equity's campaign to have representation of the creative workforce in Brexit negotiations. 

On 5 July, Equity, the Musicians Union and the Writers Guild of Great Britain organised a drop in lobby for MPs and Peers in support of each union’s Brexit campaigns.

Equity asked parliamentarians to sign a joint letter to Karen Bradley, the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, calling for a seat at the table for creative workers alongside employers being consulted on Brexit. 

More than 70 MPs and Peers came to the event and just under 50 signed Equity’s letter, asking for Karen Bradley to support the establishment of a voice for the creative workforce on the Creative Industries Council.

A copy of this letter can be found here

Picture: Jess Phillips, MP

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