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Opinion: Business should not be propped up by unpaid staff or any other illegal activity


Perhaps it is immoral not to pay actors and technical staff. There has been much debate about cooperatives and I think that debate is good. When the criteria for a cooperative theatre company is clear it will be excellent. But … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Discuss: Widening Participation


Unpaid acting work deters widening participation at drama schools. Discuss.

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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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Guardian newspaper: coalition to end unpaid internships


http://www.guardian.co.uk/society/2011/apr/05/nick-clegg-social-mobility-strategy Deputy prime minister Nick Clegg believes ‘internships have been the almost exclusive preserve of the sharp-elbowed and the well-connected’. Photograph: Paul Hackett/Reuters The government is aiming to reverse the growing culture of unpaid internships, which favour the wealthy and … Continue reading

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PETITION: BECTU and EQUITY lead the way to Licence agents


Sign the petition for the return of agency licencing From The Equity Website: Equity, BECTU and the National Association of Supporting Artistes Agents have joined forces to launch a petition calling on the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS) … Continue reading

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CONFERENCE: The Cultural Labour Market- Highlighting Low Pay/No Pay Issue


Conference on Cultural Workforce Issues – City University London. Conference Dates: 10 March 2010 Times: 2-7pm “Until relatively recently, conditions within cultural labour markets were of little interest to policymakers. They were assumed to offer “good work”, and the only … Continue reading

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Ed Milliband wants to improve minimum wage enforcement


http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2010/mar/19/ed-miliband-energy-secretary-interview Indeed, those agitating for an increase in the minimum wage will get something in the manifesto, Miliband insists. When asked about immigration and whether the government has done enough, he insists that perceptions of immigration as being a bad … Continue reading

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