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31 March 2020

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.

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27 March 2020

Equity has pledged £1million to support its members. However, due to the unprecedented need caused by the coronavirus crisis, the union is asking for those who can contribute to add to the fund

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26 March 2020

Union campaign has been heard, but details need to be worked out

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21 March 2020

Entertainment workers have been badly let down by the government. Add your voice to our call for greater support.

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21 March 2020

Equity General Secretary Christine Payne has written to Chancellor to ask for protection for Equity members and the creative industries

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20 March 2020

The Federation of Entertainment Unions calls for an income guarantee

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20 March 2020

Entertainment workers have been badly let down by the government. The Chancellor claims that “any employer” will be eligible for the job retention scheme - not in our sector.

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18 March 2020

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.

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16 March 2020

Understand your rights to the different kinds of financial support available during the Coronavirus outbreak and how to claim

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30 June 2022

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.

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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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