07 December 2018
At its meeting in December 2018, the Equity Council made the following decisions:
- To make grants from the “unknown funds” to branches and committees for special projects.
- To redouble the union’s efforts to protect members’ professional interests in the event of the Prime Minister’s Brexit deal being approved by parliament, or any other outcome.
- To defer the tendering of major suppliers until after the next General Secretary election in 2020.
- To set a minimum professional earnings threshold for candidates for Equity’s Industrial, Specialist, Equalities and Young Members Committees from the next elections in 2019.
- To review the trial of the reformed Online Branch in June 2019.
- To endorse the nomination of Nana St Bartholomew-Brown to represent Equity on the TUC’s Black Workers Committee.
- To endorse the nomination of Tigger Blaize to represent Equity on the TUC’s LGBT+ Committee.
- To trade mark the name and logo of Equity.
- To grant specified members legal protection in cases involving engagers and government agencies.
- To hold an open meeting of members in Glasgow with a view to forming a branch in that city.
The Council also discussed:
- The results of the Rule Change Referendum
- The Educational Recording Agency
- Voice coaches & directors
- An update on the union’s 2018 budget
- The presentation of the 2018 annual accounts
- The results of the election to the PPL Board
- The Equity Benevolent Fund
- Equity’s policy on casting
- The TUC Women’s Committee
- National & Regional AGMs
- A Campaign of Recognition
The Council also welcomed a new record number of members in benefit, with the union’s total membership (excluding students) now standing at 45,525.
You can contact the Council via their page on the website.