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30 November 2020

Paul W Fleming opens his first Special Representative Conference as Equity General Secretary

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25 November 2020

Equity's General Secretary Paul W Fleming responds to the Chancellor's Spending Review announcements today

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24 November 2020

We're calling on the Chancellor to fund a Creatives Support Scheme and establish a Live Performance Production Insurance Scheme

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23 November 2020

As the Government declares measures will be stricter post-lockdown Equity stresses the urgent need for clarity and reassurance for creative workers

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06 November 2020

Equity has launched a petition to call on DCMS to work on a solution so older creative workers can safely return to work

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05 November 2020

General Secretary Paul W Fleming has issued a statement on the announcement today that the furlough scheme will be extended into 2021

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03 November 2020

Equity's General Secretary Paul W Fleming responds to the government's announcement that the Minimum Income Floor in Universal Credit will be suspended until April 2021

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02 November 2020

General Secretary Paul W Fleming responds to the government's announcement on support for the self-employed

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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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