12 February 2021
Nominations for Equity's Committees 2021 have opened.
Equity is committed to ensuring that we are a powerful industrial force and that every voice in the union is heard.
To achieve this the Equity Council has created a structure for the union’s network of committees, at the heart of which are three influential industrial committees — Screen and New Media, Stage and Variety, Circus and Entertainers — with the authority to conduct negotiations. These committees, made up of members with recent experience of relevant work and elected by members with similar experience, are at the forefront of improving pay and conditions for members. Supporting them are five specialist committees — Audio, Dance, Singers, Stage Management and Directors and Designers — all made up of members with recent relevant working experience.
There are also committees of members in Scotland, Northern Ireland and Wales, three equality committees — d/Deaf and Disabled; Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender; and Women — and a Young Members’ Committee. A fourth equality committee, the Race Equality Committee, was elected in a by-election in 2020 to serve until 2023.
These committees are an important part of the union’s democracy and a dynamic force for change. With the support of the Equity Council they are taking forward the industrial agenda, driving the union’s policy making and ensuring that the voice of working members is heard at the centre of the union’s work.
The deadline for the nomination process is 12 noon on Friday 7 May 2021.