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23 July 2021

The response states that the Government intends to "introduce a duty requiring employers to prevent sexual harassment, as we believe that this will encourage employers into taking positive proactive steps to make the workplace safer for everyone."

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22 July 2021

Equity needs your input to stop the government from implementing their planned changes to Universal Credit and taking money away from those at risk of falling below the poverty line

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19 July 2021

Equity General Secretary Paul W Fleming has joined the TUC - and more than 39 British trade unions - in calling for the Government to reset it's approach to LGBT+ rights. The open letter to equalities minister Liz Truss criticises the government for its “inaction” on tackling discrimination and harassment faced by LGBT+ people.

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19 July 2021

Equity is very saddened to hear that the opening night of Cinderella is not taking place as planned. This is concerning and disappointing for all those involved in the production, who will have worked extremely hard, both physically and emotionally, to prepare themselves for the first performance.

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16 July 2021

This would mean – from the earlier date of 19 July, rather than the current planned date of 16 August –​ workers who come into close contact with someone who has Covid-19 do not have to self-isolate unless they test positive themselves

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09 July 2021

Equity has elected its Committees for the 2021–2023 term

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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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