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30 April 2020

Equity is teaming up with charity Lights Up to spread awareness of the Equity Benevolent Fund beyond our industry, connect with our audiences and ask the public for their help.

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24 April 2020

Equity welcomes Scottish Government's announcement of £34m hardship fund for self-employed workers not currently covered by SEISS.

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22 April 2020

The Federation of Entertainment Unions is calling on the Government to improve support for our members during the coronavirus crisis.

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17 April 2020

The Federation of Entertainment Unions publishes open letter to Rishi Sunak proposing seven measures to enable as many creative workers as possible to survive this period of crisis and help the industry to retain their talent and skills.

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14 April 2020

SOLT and Equity come to an agreement to support actors during the COVID-19 suspension of West End shows

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08 April 2020

New research report finds ethnic minorities are under-represented and stereotyped in peak scripted programming.

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08 April 2020

Equity has secured financial support for artists working in continuing dramas following the complete shutdown of production

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07 April 2020

A statement by Christine Payne on upcoming Equity elections

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06 April 2020

Since the abrupt closure of theatres throughout the UK, Equity has worked together with all the engagers to ensure that wherever possible Equity members have received financial support during this immediate first period

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30 June 2022

A new Commercial Theatre Variation Agreement ballot by Equity, the performing arts and entertainment trade union, has been backed by over 98% of those voting on a record turnout for ballots on this agreement.

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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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