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11 August 2022

The guide provides advice to dance companies on how to embed accessible practices from the very start of a new production.

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07 August 2022

Developed by Equity's Comedians' Network, the Charter is a set of standards for venues and promoters to sign up to, ensuring good working practices and the safety of comedians.

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05 August 2022

Equity UK stands with the people of Sri Lanka and sends a message of solidarity to all Sri Lankan workers and artists.

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04 August 2022

Last week the Commonwealth Games kicked off with an opening ceremony featuring thousands of performers. We’re delighted that ahead of the opening, we secured a landmark agreement to ensure all artists and creatives who work during the Games are paid fairly and that Equity agreed rates of pay are respected. The pledge, signed by cultural sector trade unions and the Commonwealth Games organisers, also enshrined that the Games works to support the long term health of the creative sector in the region and actively promotes diversity.

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28 July 2022

Following recent controversy around the absence of an official Edinburgh Fringe App, we recently met with The Edinburgh Fringe Society to discuss the concerns that members have raised with us.

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21 July 2022

Equity continues to lobby the government to abolish, or modify, the Universal Credit (UC) Minimum Income Floor (MIF) given the negative effect it has on self-employed performers and creative workers with fluctuating earnings. A recent priority for our campaigning work was highlighting to policymakers how the MIF is preventing some of our members from accessing the recently announced Cost of Living payments. Another focus was calling on the Department of Work and Pensions to monitor the impact of the MIF on those working in the performing arts and entertainment sector.

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20 July 2022

The Council has now elected its Vice-Presidents and Honorary Treasurer. They will join the General Secretary and President, completing the union's group of five Officers for the 2022-2024 Council term. The Officers are the highest elected officials within the union, responsible for leading the governing body and representing the union nationally and internationally.

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15 July 2022

Equity has compiled ten practical steps for members

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13 July 2022

We have recently agreed a code of conduct with new wrestling promotion Colosseum Wrestling. The code sets a standard for workplace conditions, ensuring our members and all wrestlers working with Colosseum have a safe, decent and professional working environment. This is the latest in a number of Codes of Conduct that have been agreed between the union and UK based wrestling promotions.

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11 July 2022

On 7 June members of Equity’s Women’s Committee met with Carolyn Harris MP who chairs the Government’s Menopause Taskforce alongside Minister for Women’s Health, Maria Caulfield. This important meeting is part of Equity’s campaign to improve the treatment and welfare of members who experience menopause, and tackle workplace discrimination. It follows our request to join the Taskforce as a representative for the creative industries and freelance workforce, which was unfortunately rejected.

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08 July 2022

Equity has elected its President, Council, Appeals Committee and Standing Orders Committee for the 2022-2024 term, with Lynda Rooke elected to serve as Equity's President for the first time.

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30 June 2022

A new Commercial Theatre Variation Agreement ballot by Equity, the performing arts and entertainment trade union, has been backed by over 98% of those voting on a record turnout for ballots on this agreement.

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