Category Archives: Equity

OLD VIC seeks 100+ actors UNPAID


UPDATED 30 July 2010 This Old Vic ad has been removed from the Arts Council ‘Artsjobs’ Website: (click image for full size version) The above advert placed in ArtsJobs (the Arts Council’s website) seems to have been trawling for 100+ … Continue reading

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Coalition government: NMW guidance for entertainment sector going ahead


The news distribution service fot the UK government and public sector confirmed on June 21 that there were no major changes in government activity relating to NMW.  They also confirmed that ‘there should be specific guidance on the National Minimum … Continue reading

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Equity’s past no/lo pay publication for film and TV


Equity has sent along to this blog a two+ year old publication directed to actors, dealing with no pay and low pay jobs.  It is already a little out of date, as some points on NMW in the publication were … Continue reading

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The Stage Reports: Equity Commissions Research into Actors Wages


The Stage claims that Equity is positioning for further negotiations: “Equity Annual Representative Conference 2010: Equity is to commission professional research about changes in actor employment levels across the country, in a bid to help in its negotiations with employers over … Continue reading

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Equity conference resolves new action on NMW at ARC


Equity has resolved to take new action to lobby the government educate employers and performers at their 2010 conference.  Equity representatives meet once a year in an ARC (Annual Representative Conference) so that regional/local branches of the union can put … Continue reading

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NMW debate a ‘matter of urgency’ for Equity Council: says Appeals Committee


On 11 May, 2010 the Equity Appeals Committee met and ruled on a procedural matter. Although the procedural appeal was not successful, the issue of NMW was in play. The appellant had tabled an unsuccessful motion calling for Equity Council … Continue reading

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Anonymously report NMW offenders to the taxman


Seen underpaid or unpaid workers who should be receiving the NMW? Know the employer knows better? You can now do something about it, even if you don’t work for that company.  You now have the option to report offenders directly … Continue reading

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THE LOW PAY COMMISSION Reports on the ENTERTAINMENT SECTOR


Here is what the Low Pay Commission reported on the entertainment Sector in this year’s report (2010) Entertainment Sector 4.47 Equity highlighted the problem of work being offered for no pay, giving aspiring performers an opportunity to work in the … Continue reading

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