Tag Archives: Union

We Are Not Amused with the Old Vic


A major entertainment union has reached out to touch the Old Vic again. The issue; unpaid workers.  Looks like there are concerns that the Old Vic Tunnels recruits unpaid actors for visiting companies. And these companies of course have a … 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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Old Vic to exploit vulnerable young workers in dubious internships


Normally AMW blog does not involve itself in the issue of unpaid internships.  But the Old Vic has been on the radar recently, as currently one of the biggest employers of unpaid actors in the country. The Old Vic has not … 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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