Category Archives: nmw

Hazel Blears MP spearheads interns rights in Parliament


What a good news month June has been. Today MP’s debated unpaid internships in Parliament.  It’s not exactly actors wages- but the principal and legislation is the same. Hazel Blears, a former cabinet minister (Labour) is kicking ass and taking … Continue reading

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UK Tribunal Awards Pay to Actors for Work in Fringe Production


Well, it has happened. ‘Profit share’ as we know it has gone on trial, and profit share lost. The Guardian reports:

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Paid Tribunal Opportunity: You Me Bum Bum Train


They’re back, with a great opportunity for you to make some money doing something really fun and creative. You Me Bum Bum Train is a production that has used hundreds of actors, convincing them they have right to be paid. … Continue reading

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Work for nothing then claim your wages: a step by step guide: by Nick Thomas-Webster


This is an excerpt of an article by Nick Thomas-Webster (originally written for The Stage) Join NTW’s FB page: Unpaid Extras in the UK: Not Any More! The National Minimum Wage enshrined in UK law lays down the minimum rates … Continue reading

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Oops…Pay and work right helpline got it wrong for actors!


‘The government has admitted the service will now be referring calls regarding performers’ pay rights to HM Revenue and Customs instead, after it was revealed that staff working for the phoneline had misinformed a production company about performers’ rights to … Continue reading

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OLD VIC & KEVIN SPACEY SHAMED AT TUC BY BECTU


At the Trades Union Conference BECTU’s talks about their activities to pressure the OLD VIC to mend their shameful ways and pay their interns. Watch it at 1hr 34 in.

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UK government says short films must pay actors


Unequivocal advise has been issued this month that short films must pay actors NMW Follow this link The UK government run business resource Business Link, it is now stated clearly AS AN EXAMPLE that minimum wage must be paid to … Continue reading

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PAID TRIBUNAL OPPORTUNITY: They Want You (Feature Film)


ActorsMinimumWage has decided to enter the business of finding jobs for actors! The only hitch is that these jobs are advertised as unpaid or underpaid. You will have to take the company to tribunal to get your wages. Of course … Continue reading

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Solution Proposed: Fair Trade Theatre Tickets Scheme


FAIR TRADE THEATRE TICKETS
If we want to buy coffee where the producers have been paid a decent living wage for their work, we have no problem with the idea that we have to pay more. So what’s wrong with letting an audience know that if they want the theatre cast they’re seeing to be paid a living wage they need to pay more for theatre? Continue reading

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The Stage: Government urged to clarify minimum wage legislation


Re Blogged from The Stage: Published Thursday 7 April 2011 at 17:35 by Matthew Hemley MPs are being urged to raise awareness of the rules around paying National Minimum Wage following concerns from unions Equity and BECTU that performers are being asked to work for … Continue reading

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