The Equity Young Members Committee has given the Union it’s teeth back! The following motion- passed at the Annual Representative Conference- will put the information in all members hands which will allow them to get paid via tribunal for unpaid and underpaid jobs.
At this year’s conference the YMC has proposed this motion which the ARC has passed:
This Annual Representative Conference welcomes the work of the union in progressing the campaign against low/no pay work, but acknowledges that only way forward in the campaign is for members to take employers to employment tribunals.
Conference therefore asks the Equity Council to investigate funding a substantial campaign to educate Equity members about this new approach and to promote and advertise how to contact the union to get assistance in taking an employer to tribunal. The campaign should include both physical and digital media, and be targeted at workplaces and training schools, as well as directly to members.
Well done Young Members! You are making a difference for the next generation of actors in difficult times.