Join Equity in expressing concern for those workers not covered by the package announced for the self-employed last week, and ask how the Government will cover the gap until support is made available in June.
Equity is campaigning at the highest levels of government on issues such as loss of income for creative workers, a rescue package for our industries and revision of Universal Credit – and you can help get our voice heard.
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.
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.