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29 May 2020

Equity members have campaigned very hard to get an extension to the Self Employed Income Support Scheme and for those who are eligible, the Chancellor's announcement tonight represents a crucial lifeline.

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27 May 2020

Equity has launched an Independent Commission for Race Equality (ICRE) to help create a road map for improved employment practices for black and minority ethnic workers (BME) across the entertainment industry in a post-COVID landscape.

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22 May 2020

Equity President Maureen Beattie announces survey put together by Equity members to assess our world of work and organise our way into a better, more equitable industry.

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18 May 2020

Sandi Toksvig chairs a live online General Secretary Debate with the two candidates standing for the role of Equity General Secretary, giving both candidates the opportunity to address the Equity membership in a live broadcast.

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11 May 2020

At the close of nominations at 12 noon on Wednesday 29th April 2020, Equity had received 82 valid nominations.

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08 May 2020

Equity General Secretary Christine Payne has written to Chancellor to ask for additional financial assistance for the creative sector.

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07 May 2020

Equity is running a survey to address the long-standing issue of poor-quality hair and make-up support for black and minority ethnic (BME) members of the union.

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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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