Equity statement on the General Election

“As the largest union in the creative sector, representing more than 48,000 professionals, we strongly encourage the Government to take up the offer we make today of expert guidance on matters that are crucial for the future health of the UK’s creative industries. Equity remains extremely concerned about the impact Brexit will have on our members, in particular the need of the Government to prioritise continuing freedom of movement, which is also essential for employers and engagers in the entertainment industries. To date, we have not been satisfied that our voice has been heard and we would urgently invite Ministers to meet with us to address the key issues of mobility, tax and social security arrangements, safeguards for employment rights, copyright, settled status and funding for the arts.”

Christine Payne
Equity General Secretary