Equity Council digest - March 2019

At its meeting in March 2019, the Equity Council made the following decisions:

  • To propose motions at the ARC concerning revisions to Rule 3.1.1, 15.4.2, 27 and 28.
  • To invite Padraig Murray, President of Irish Equity, to speak at the 2019 ARC in Belfast.
  • To approve a proposal from the Women’s Committee for the use of unknown funds on their #Equity4Women initiative.
  • To elect 2 Councillors to attend a Roundtable on Communications convened by the President.
  • To move the date of the June Council meeting to June 18th and the October Council meeting to October 8th.
  • To write to RADA regarding auditions in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales.
  • To ask Equity staff to investigate establishing a casting forum involving casting professionals, agents and staff.

The Council also discussed:

  • The outcome of the Dispute Resolution Procedure regarding BECS’s application to replace Equity on the board of the Education Recording Agency
  • Proposals for a revised BBC TV agreement
  • Negotiations on the PACT TV and Cinema Films agreements
  • Negotiations on the West End Theatre agreement
  • Reports from Networks
  • The Online Branch
  • The Equity Magazine
  • Animal Welfare legislation
  • The Cast It Here campaign
  • Marginalisation of British Chinese and East Asian performers and creative professionals
  • Voice & dialect coaches
  • Cultural Appropriation
  • Stalking guidance

The Council also welcomed a new record number of members in benefit, with the union’s total membership (excluding students) now standing at 45,928.

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