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28 February 2020

A summary of the decisions made and the discussions held at the February meeting of Equity's governing body

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27 February 2020

Equity General Secretary Christine Payne has questioned how the funding of the National Theatre of Scotland is being allocated.

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27 February 2020

Maureen spoke about the need to ensure that those starting out in our industry do so fully equipped with an understanding of their rights as workers – that they know that harassment and bullying are always unacceptable and have the confidence and strength to call it out.

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26 February 2020

Equity Comedians’ Network hosted an event to give advice to comedians considering taking a show to Edinburgh.

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25 February 2020

Equity President Maureen Beattie reacts to the news of Harvey Weinstein's rape conviction.

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24 February 2020

Equity, in partnership with the Young Vic theatre, hosted a panel event on 21 January with invited industry representatives to address issues of poor representation and portrayal of Gypsy, Romani and Traveller (GRT) communities and people on stage and screen.

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20 February 2020

Advice on the upcoming roll out of off-payroll working on April 6.

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20 February 2020

Equity publishes open letter in response to 'Let's Create', ACE's 10 year strategy.

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14 February 2020

Union’s expertise forms basis of guide to help organisations develop their strategies

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12 February 2020

The 2019 awards went to Lucy Briers for her portrayal of Mrs Helseth in Rosmersholm at the Duke Of York’s and Hammed Animashaun for two performances: Willie in Master Harold and the Boys at the National Theatre and Bottom in A Midsummer Night's Dream at the Bridge.

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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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