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26 May 2021

Equity has a long and proud history of standing up for peace and justice, and this solidarity unquestionably extends to the Jewish community. This is part of our broader international work, which includes supporting Jewish artists and working people around the world.

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20 May 2021

This week saw the hopeful reopening of performance venues and events, with workers and audiences alike delighted by the return of live acts. Yet this comes alongside concerns about the new Covid-19 variant and the prospect of rising infection rates. With there being the possibility of renewed restrictions, Equity General Secretary, Paul W Fleming, has called for "the Government to consolidate the broken benefits system" to protect the performing arts and entertainment industry and its workers.

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20 May 2021

Equity has a long, and proud history of standing up for peace and justice around the world – including in Palestine. Violence directed against ordinary working people in both Israel and Palestine is appalling, and it is to be condemned by our movement. The disproportionate actions of the current Israeli government over the past few weeks, both in the policing of Jerusalem and toward Gaza, are particularly horrifying. We stand in solidarity with Palestinians taking industrial action, and workers around the world taking action in support of them.

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17 May 2021

Indoor entertainment venues in England, Scotland and Wales are set to be able to reopen their doors from Monday 17 May. While there is reason for creative workers to be hopeful, we are urging the Government to support those working in the often precarious creative industries.

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16 May 2021

Equity has agreed a code of conduct with Newcastle based Prime Wrestling Entertainment (PWE) setting out best practice for the producer and performers.

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14 May 2021

Equity's Race Equality Committee stands in solidarity with fellow professional, Ace Ruele, who is currently facing deportation from the UK to Jamaica

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13 May 2021

Freelancing, gaps between work, performance anxiety…there’s lots about working in the creative industries that can affect your mental wellbeing. Take a look at our tips for looking after yourself this Mental Health Awareness Week.

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11 May 2021

Equity's Audio Committee, together with General Secretary Paul W Fleming and President Maureen Beattie, have sent an open letter to the BBC condemning its axing of the 15-minute drama on Radio 4.

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06 May 2021

Equity General Secretary Paul W Fleming has urged Secretary of State for Education Gavin Williamson to reconsider proposed funding cuts to creative and performative arts subjects

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05 May 2021

Equity are calling on Birmingham City Council to drop unfair double charges facing creative workers employed in the Birmingham Clean Air Zone (BCAZ).

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20 July 2021

Listen to the latest episode of our podcast for candid conversations about the big issues facing performers and creative workers right now. Host Jackie Clune talks to fellow Equity members about their experiences and how, together as a union, we're fighting to make positive change in the industry. Join us for personal stories, lively chat and a little laughter in the virtual green room.

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28 April 2021

Equity General Secretary Paul Fleming, together with leading cultural organisations and unions, has signed an open letter to Boris Johnson urging him to deliver on his promise to fix the Brexit crisis for the creative industries.

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19 October 2020

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