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16 March 2020

Almost all theatres in the UK, including the West End of London, will close with immediate effect for a period to be determined

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14 March 2020

Equity will continue to update its members on issues regarding coronavirus, please follow our social media channels and check the website regularly

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12 March 2020

Equity has been in contact with the organisers of this year’s London Burlesque Festival (LBF). Performers are not being paid to perform and we are not supporting this event in any way.

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06 March 2020

Members of the Agents Community and Dancers Network, many of whom are Equity members, have been working with Equity to find a way of making improvements in the commercial dance sector to the working conditions and health and safety of the dancers the industry employs.

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06 March 2020

A delegation of Equity members led by union President Maureen Beattie presented an open letter to the Prime Minister at Number 10 today.

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04 March 2020

Advice for Equity members on coronavirus (COVID-19)

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03 March 2020

Equity President Maureen Beattie disputes the underlying methodology used by the Creative Diversity Network in its recent research on diversity and equality in the TV broadcast industry

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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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