Council digest: September 2020

At its meeting in September 2020 the Equity Council made the following decisions:

  • To award Honorary Life Membership to outgoing General Secretary Christine Payne. As this was her last Council meeting before retirement, the presentation was made to Christine at the end of the meeting
  • To proceed with elections for the vacant position of South East Area Councillor and for a new Race Equality Committee
  • To produce one further issue of the Equity magazine during 2020
  • To hold a Special Representative Conference in November 2020

The Council also discussed

  • A relaunch of the Safe Spaces campaign and a Roundtable which will be chaired by the President in October
  • A series of reports from the industrial departments and a update on the union’s political engagement activity
  • New guidance on tax status that had been achieved after three years of discussion between Equity, HMRC and industry partners, providing much needed clarity for workers and engagers
  • A paper on a forthcoming Review of Equity’s Communications and the establishment of a Communications Working Party
  • The cancellation of the 2020 FIA (International Federation of Actors) Congress which was due to take place in Manchester during 2020