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30 October 2018

Equity and Spotlight have announced their support of PIPA Flexible Family Care, a pilot scheme launching in January 2019

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30 October 2018

Equity members have already contributed to research being undertaken by UCL and RADA on the experiences of autistic people in the performing arts. The project is now in its final year and the next stage is a mentoring study

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24 October 2018

Equity has successfully launched its new Circus Network with an event held at the National Centre for Circus Arts

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24 October 2018

Stage Sight is a new campaign set up to widen the diversity of the workforce in offstage roles

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24 October 2018

On 17 November the British Association of Performing Arts Medicine will be holding a Performance Environment Day in London

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24 October 2018

Equity representatives have this month raised the issue of Brexit in the European Live Performance and Audio Visual Social Dialogue Committees

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22 October 2018

A summary of the decisions made and the discussions held at the October meeting of Equity's governing body

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03 October 2018

Equity wishes to express its support for a recent open letter to National Theatre Wales Chair Clive Jones, which was signed by 40 leading Welsh playwrights

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01 October 2018

We are seeking to appoint a Policy Development Officer on a temporary part time, fixed term basis to cover a period of maternity leave.

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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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