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1 July 2020
Trade unionists, including fellow members of Equity, are outraged at the completely false smears aimed at our fellow member Maxine Peake
1 July 2020
Performing arts union Equity is electing its president and ruling council this summer, at the same time that industry leaders are warning of widespread and imminent collapse.
3 June 2020
Equity, the union for performing arts professionals, is about to elect a new general secretary. The direction of the union in this tempestuous time is a vital question for entertainment workers.
9 October 2019
Performing arts union Equity has launched a manifesto for a big expansion of culture provision and jobs. It calls for a massive hike in public funding, higher wages, more public ownership, and greater input from artists and communities into what gets made.
11 September 2019
Campaigning for trade union action on the climate crisis
12 August 2019
Theatre bosses have offered performing arts workers a measly 2% pay rise in basic rates over the next three years
7 March 2018
Following the exposure of appalling, systemic sexual harassment and assault in show business, entertainers' union Equity has launched a campaign.
6 September 2017
Pensions are back in the headlines with the news that FTSE 350 companies' pension deficits are equivalent to 70% of their annual profits
30 August 2017
Jeremy Corbyn has confirmed his May pledge to inject £1 billion into the arts
12 April 2017
Artists and culture workers have backed calls for no-cuts council budgets, and cross-union campaigns against poverty pay and under-representation of oppressed groups.
9 November 2016
The GMB has announced four days of strike action at the York sweet factory, Tangerine.
11 May 2016
The director of hit historical drama Wolf Hall slammed Tory attacks on the BBC with his Bafta acceptance speech. Peter Kosminsky said government cuts would "eviscerate" the Beeb and Channel 4.
9 March 2016
'Tinned Goods' is a new drama set in the summer of 1984 during the lead-up to the largest women's march ever to take place on British soil. It is visiting theatres around Britain from 11 March.
10 February 2016
Short reports on some of the latest trade union struggles. Action against blacklisting at Fawley refinery near Southampton and potential opera chorus strike.
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