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18 February 2020

The actor, LGBT+ rights campaigner, Lord and long-time friend, member and former Officer of the union talks about his life in acting and activism.

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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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11 February 2020

New guide sets out members’ legal rights in this area of work and provides a template form of engagement for members and producers

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07 February 2020

The new network will help tailor Equity’s national equalities objectives to the local and regional level.

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07 February 2020

There is currently a disagreement between PACT and Equity on the interpretation and application of the PACT/EQUITY TV Agreement 2019 in respect of rehearsals for stunt performers and co-ordinators.

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05 February 2020

Equity has released a statement regarding the BBC licence fee decriminalisation

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04 February 2020

Equity is very concerned about future visa and other restrictions for creative workers working in Europe post-Brexit. We have an event in Parliament on 4 Feb & want members to invite their local MP along.

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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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