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29 July 2020

Working with Alim Jayda, Deafinitely Theatre and Equity's D/deaf and Disabled Committee, Equity has produced a Guide to Good Practice in BSL and the Arts for all those who engage with creative practitioners in our industry.

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23 July 2020

Equity has elected its President, Council and Standing Orders Committee for the 2020-2022 term, with Maureen Beattie re-elected as Equity's President

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21 July 2020

Union calls for its members to write to their MPs and ask that they support Equity’s four pillar plan for recovery and help ensure that creative workers will not be left behind

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17 July 2020

In an initiative led by Equity member Emmanuel Kojo, Equity will accelerate its work on fighting racist reviews of members’ work with a coordinated focus on the introduction of ethical standards for critics and reviewers.

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16 July 2020

Intimacy for Stage and Screen (ISS) have produced guidelines with the support of the Equity Intimacy Working Group & Equity Women’s Committee to provide a comprehensive intimacy practice document for the entertainment industry.

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13 July 2020

Equity has produced a briefing to provide general advice for members on returning to work in live performance.

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10 July 2020

The Equity Dance Committee has put together a list of questions and thoughts for funding bodies and National Portfolio Organisations regarding support for freelance dancers post-COVID-19.

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09 July 2020

Paul W Fleming will take over from the current General Secretary Christine Payne in October

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08 July 2020

Equity is urging Rishi Sunak to include theatre and live performance in the reduction to VAT, consult unions in the application of the Kickstarter scheme to the entertainment industry, and ensure appropriate guidance is available at job centres for self-employed and creative workers.

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06 July 2020

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

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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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