Equity responds to announcement of continued MIF suspension

Equity's General Secretary Paul W Fleming has responded to the announcement today that the government will extend the suspension of the MIF until the end of April 2021:

“After months of lobbying from Equity and the union movement, it’s a relief that the government have done the right thing and suspended the minimum income floor until April. I want to thank the cross party support which has made this happen, and the activists.

"But it’s not enough - only proper support for the 40% of Equity members who have not received a penny from the SEISS is going to get our industry through this crisis. The union won’t stop fighting for our members who are excluded from or inadequately covered by support during the pandemic and beyond - and for reform to a broken benefits system.”