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06 March 2020

Members of the Agents Community and Dancers Network, many of whom are Equity members, have been working with Equity to find a way of making improvements in the commercial dance sector to the working conditions and health and safety of the dancers the industry employs.

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24 February 2020

From April 1st 2020 Equity members working for Independent Theatre Council (ITC) members on the Ethical Manager Agreement will see pay rises of up to 24% now a deal has been agreed and ratified by Equity’s Stage Committee and ITC Working Party.

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21 February 2020

Equity has concluded negotiations on its agreements with SOLT and UK Theatre for theatre designers, delivering an improved package of terms and conditions for members.

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20 December 2019

Equity distribution services is preparing a major payment run in December to include monies for artists in BBC programmes picked up by cable and satellite channels in neighbouring countries and royalties for archive radio drama, comedy and entertainment programmes broadcast on BBC 4Extra.

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18 December 2019

Equity has secured a trial of five-day rehearsal weeks at the National Theatre for 2020 as the first step in efforts to modernise the union’s agreements across the theatre sector.

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19 June 2019

An interview with Ariane Barnes about the upcoming South & South East London General Branch event

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24 October 2018

Jonathan Humphreys is a member of Equity’s Directors and Designers Committee and was part of the negotiating team on the successful new deal for directors

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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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