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12 August 2021

Equity sends a wholehearted message of congratulations to our member Antonia Kinlay, who has gained a landmark legal ruling in her pregnancy discrimination case, and been awarded £11,000 by an Employment Tribunal (ET).

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10 August 2021

Equity are calling for clarity from the Government on their recent announcement on European work visas and work permits. The Government announced on 4 August that nineteen EU member states will allow performers visa and work permit free short term touring work.​ While the announcement is a welcome one, more clarity is needed. General Secretary Paul W Fleming has today (10 August) written an open letter to Oliver Dowden Secretary of State for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport asking for further explanation on key issues affecting creatives working in the EU.

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06 August 2021

"Like the Cultural Recovery Fund before it, this insurance is disconnected from the real needs of our members and the industries in which they work.”

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04 August 2021

Equity’s members will be reassured that today’s announcement proves progress can be made, but their union will not be satisfied until every EU country is covered, and we’ve achieved the same progress for on-screen work too

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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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