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24 December 2020

Paul W Fleming issues a statement on the news that the UK and the EU have reached a post-Brexit trade deal agreement

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21 December 2020

Following a concerted campaign by Equity members over the last two months, the Government has extended insurance coverage for up to two cast members aged 70 and over as part of the Film and TV Production Restart Scheme

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20 December 2020

Paul W Fleming issues a statement on the new Tier 4 restrictions in parts of England and Wales and the tightening of planned relaxations of rules over Christmas

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18 December 2020

The MU, Equity and BECTU are calling on the government to exempt theatre productions from the Tier 3 regulations

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17 December 2020

With up to 2 in every 5 cultural jobs at risk, the unions propose a £42 million regional fund to ease pressure on workers

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17 December 2020

Equity has published a list of 10 equality essentials for any new work after lockdown – the bedrock of a post-COVID world

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16 December 2020

A Basic Income Guarantee would would help to provide creative workers with the financial stability to remain in the sector during the pandemic

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14 December 2020

General Secretary Paul Fleming says: "This is only happening as a result of the government’s incoherent economic and public health plan which closes theatres while other sectors remain open."

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04 December 2020

The code sets out terms and conditions for performers, staff and management, provides a dignity at work policy, and allows time and access for performers to engage with the union

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03 December 2020

Two new schemes announced yesterday will support those members unable to access the SEISS

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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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07 March 2022

As the International Committee for Artists’ Freedom (ICAF) within Equity, our work is to help overseas artists who face persecution, censorship and threats to their safety and lives. For almost 50 years we have directly supported and stood in solidarity with artists internationally: from Myanmar to Afghanistan, Colombia and Belarus. Today, we also stand with Ukraine.

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01 March 2022

Following the Russian invasion of Ukraine, we have sent messages of solidarity and offers of help to performers and artists in the country and those affiliated with it. On 24 February, Equity General Secretary Paul W Fleming wrote to the President of the Cultural Workers of Ukraine, Lyudmyla Perelygina. The letter includes an offer to support their members wherever we can, whether directly or through campaigning and lobbying.

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