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17 May 2018

The helpline "will offer confidential and independent support to those working in film and TV, 24/7 and free at the point of contact"

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03 May 2018

Union and representative body to host event to celebrate and propose ways to further the nation’s creative sectors

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01 May 2018

Maureen Beattie will lead the union for a two-year term

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01 May 2018

Members join MP Tracy Brabin's call for equal rights for the self-employed

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01 May 2018

The working party to help the union protect arts in an age of austery

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01 May 2018

The funding body states it “has a commitment to ensuring that everyone who works in the arts is paid fairly"

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01 May 2018

Artistic director Jay Miller is "delighted to be signing a new House agreement with Equity"

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03 May 2022

Equity members working on Andrew Lloyd Webber’s Cinderella were told on Sunday 1 May that the show will end on 12 June. Not only was the news shared on a Sunday before a bank holiday – meaning those affected could not contact their agent for support – but we understand that some cast members and stage management heard the news first through social media or the press. This is unacceptable - all creative workers deserve to be treated with dignity at work.

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07 March 2022

As the International Committee for Artists’ Freedom (ICAF) within Equity, our work is to help overseas artists who face persecution, censorship and threats to their safety and lives. For almost 50 years we have directly supported and stood in solidarity with artists internationally: from Myanmar to Afghanistan, Colombia and Belarus. Today, we also stand with Ukraine.

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01 March 2022

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we have sent messages of solidarity and offers of help to performers and artists in the country and those affiliated with it. On 24 February, Equity General Secretary Paul W Fleming wrote to the President of the Cultural Workers of Ukraine, Lyudmyla Perelygina. The letter includes an offer to support their members wherever we can, whether directly or through campaigning and lobbying.

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