Equity Council digest - June 2019

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

  • To call for nominations for candidates for the 7 vacant seats on the Dance Committee.
  • To approve the second draft budget for 2019.
  • To approve applications, submitted by the Bristol & West General Branch, the Cardiff & South Wales General Branch, the East Anglia Variety Branch and the Variety, Circus and Entertainers Committee, to use the “unknown funds”
  • To approve actions to be taken regarding 2 emergency motions submitted to the 2019 Annual Representative Conference (ARC).
  • To approve new procedures for complaints and the disciplinary committee in accordance with the new Rule 28 approved by the ARC.
  • To submit motions on the EU Copyright Directive and Working Class Opportunities in the Arts to the 2019 Trades Union Congress (TUC).
  • To approve the formation of the Equity delegation to the 2019 TUC, which will include the General Secretary, the President, 2 Councillors, 1 member of the Young Members Committee and 2 members of staff.
  • To nominate the General Secretary to the TUC General Council.
  • To nominate 2 members of Council to the board of the Evelyn Norris Trust

The Council also discussed:

  • The new Equity agreement with Netflix
  • The new West End theatre agreement with SOLT
  • The Equity Policy on avoiding cultural appropriation
  • The Online Branch
  • The UK/US Equity Exchange Agreement
  • The May 2019 meeting of the Equalities Committees
  • The May 2019 meeting of the National Committees
  • The Disabled Workers’ Trade Union Conference 2019
  • The Scottish Trade Union Congress 2019

The Council also welcomed a new record number of members in benefit, with the union’s total membership (excluding students) now standing at 46,520.

You can contact the Council via their page on the website.