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27 January 2022

Today Equity join millions internationally in commemorating those murdered during the Holocaust under Nazi persecution. The annual day encourages remembrance for the six million Jews murdered during the Holocaust, alongside the millions of other people killed under Nazi persecution of other groups and in genocides that followed in Cambodia, Rwanda, Bosnia and Darfur.

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27 January 2022

The National/Area AGMs have been cancelled by the Council for 2022. With regret, it was decided that with high Covid-19 infection rates across the country, and varying/unpredictable restrictions in place across the four nations, it would not be right to proceed.

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20 January 2022

Last Sunday Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries indicated that the licence fee may be axed in 2027 and that, until then, it will be frozen. By doing so, she called into question the very future existence of the BBC. This was the latest in a long line of measures and proposals that make clear that Public Service Broadcasting (PSB) is under attack by this Government. We must defend it.

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19 January 2022

Today we're expecting an announcement from the Government about the lifting of Plan B restrictions in England. But while restrictions may go, the damage to the entertainment industry and artists remains. Equity General Secretary Paul W Fleming is calling for investment in entertainment workers through support from the government and for improvements in their terms from bosses.

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12 January 2022

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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10 January 2022

Maureen Beattie, Equity President, has written to Maria Caulfield MP, Minister at the Department of Health and Social Care, about the government’s proposed Menopause Taskforce. Drawing upon our recent member survey, we have urged the Minister to ensure that the taskforce is a vehicle for enhancing worker and social protections for women. We have also called for the experience and voice of both self-employed workers and the creative workforce to be represented on the Taskforce - so that policy solutions are sufficiently tailored to their needs.

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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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