Tag Archives: Equity

Freelancers and the welfare system

This site has carried plenty of posts about freelancing and employment status, tax status, their pension status, and it probably needs a bit more on the generality of freelancing. We often debate whether ‘freelancer’ is even a thing. It doesn’t … Continue reading

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AI and Performers’ Rights

Equity have forwarded an interesting motion to the TUC Annual Congress that takes place in early September: Congress welcomes the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) in augmenting technological and social development – if it is used ethically and responsibly. It … Continue reading

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Professionally Made, Professionally Paid – Equity campaign

Just a quick bookmark for an excellent bit of campaigns literature from Bectu’s sister union Equity – Professionally Made, Professionally Paid – an important part of the steps unions are taking to promote a professional attitude to the arts against … Continue reading

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Women leaving the theatre sector after the pandemic?

An interesting-if-depressing report here (reported in The Guardian): “The research, conducted by playwright Jennifer Tuckett, in partnership with organisations such as The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain, Equity, Stage Directors UK and the December Group, found that more than 98% … Continue reading

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“Only a union can truly protect members from unsafe workplaces.”

In his speech to Equity’s Special Representative Conference, General Secretary Paul Fleming, called for an end to a “seedy culture of misogyny and predatory workplace behaviour” in the sector that his union shares with Bectu members. More on this in … Continue reading

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