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11 December 2019

Too many reviewers are focusing on an actor’s race rather than their performance

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11 December 2019

Advances in technology and the proliferation of streaming platforms offer employment opportunities, but there are many challenges. Equity is working with its sister unions worldwide to make sure you are protected

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27 September 2019

Equity members make a huge contribution to the success story that is the UK creative sector. We want that recognised by the TUC, our sister unions and the political parties

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11 September 2019

It’s time the people who make their living out of performers let us know whether we have a job or not

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01 July 2019

There are lots of ways to support Equity, but voting is a key part of being a member of a union

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13 June 2019

If HMRC’s suggested guidelines for our sector are adopted it will have catastrophic consequences for all our members and the entertainment industry as a whole. This is a fight we cannot afford to lose

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22 February 2019

Getting support is key as we all find it difficult to show a confident and capable face to the world

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22 February 2019

Brexit is casting a shadow over the UK, but it will not stop us celebrating Equity's 90th anniversary year. Please join your fellow members in demonstrating your solidarity with the union as we confront the challenges ahead

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28 November 2018

On 26 November Equity Councillor Jackie Clune spoke at the launch of the Performers' Alliance APPG inquiry into the decline of social mobility in the creative industry

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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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