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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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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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