Equity Council digest - February 2019

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

  • To approve a draft budget for 2019
  • To continue supporting the Equity Charity Poker Tournament
  • To set the deadline for receipt of all motions to Council, including procedural motions, as noon on the Friday before the circulation of Council papers
  • To co-opt Windson Liong to the Minority Ethnic Members Committee
  • To consider a proposal to change to Rule 3.1.1 at its next meeting in March 2019
  • To nominate Lynda Rooke to the South West TUC’s Women’s Committee
  • To approach BECTU over members’ concerns regarding make-up for vegetarian and vegan performers
  • To conduct a ballot for representatives to the London, East and South East (LESE) TUC Committee and the LESE TUC Creative and Leisure Industries Committee
  • To trial remote access for members wishing to attend the South West Area AGM

The Council also discussed:

  • The launch of the #MyCardMyUnion campaign
  • The letter on Brexit signed by non-affiliated Trades Unions (see here)
  • The auditor’s report concerning Equity monies still held by the British Equity Collecting Society
  • Cultural Appropriation
  • Members’ legal cases
  • The Equity Magazine
  • The proposed BBC TV agreement
  • The Education Recording Agency
  • Negotiations on the PACT TV and Cinema Films agreements
  • Negotiations on the West End Theatre agreement
  • Theatre health and safety
  • Proposals to change Rule 28
  • The Agenda for Change anniversary event
  • Consultation methodology

The Council also welcomed a new record number of members in benefit, with the union’s total membership (excluding students) now standing at 45,730.

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