Leeds Culture Trust sign up to union agreement for LEEDS 2023
Leeds Culture Trust has today signed up with Equity and fellow unions to ensure that workers on LEEDS 2023 projects are paid a fair wage and engaged in safe and secure working conditions.
The Memorandum of Understanding between Leeds Culture Trust, the independent charity which runs LEEDS 2023, and TUC Yorkshire and Humber, Equity, Artists' Union England, BECTU and Musicians' Union, pledges that performers are engaged on contracts that meet or go above trade union minimums.
Commenting on the agreement, our General Secretary Paul W Fleming, commented:
CEO and Creative Director of Leeds Culture Trust, Kully Thiarai, added:
The agreement will encourage performers and workers to meet with relevant trade unions and actively collaborate on support, training and legacy outcomes.
Leeds Culture Trust will encourage its partners and stakeholders to engage with appropriate unions to create agreements for the creative sector workers they employ.