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19 January 2022
I was part of the deputation from the North and East London branch of performing arts union Equity to a Newham Council cabinet meeting
20 October 2021
Over 70 trade unionists, arts workers and community campaigners turned out for the second protest in defence of Stratford Circus arts centre on 16 October
13 October 2021
The campaign to save arts jobs in Stratford, east London, has called a second protest after the council reneged on promises yet again.
8 September 2021
Equity's protest to save theatre jobs at Stratford Circus arts centre was a big success. Around 50 joined a determined and positive rally on Saturday 28 August in Newham's historic Theatre Square.
11 August 2021
Join Equity's protest on Saturday 28 August: Big cuts to arts jobs and community cultural provision are threatening Stratford, east London. Performing arts union Equity is fighting the Labour council's attacks.
7 July 2021
A bidding war is underway for Morrisons.
2 December 2020
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7 October 2020
A parade of pantomime dames and theatre workers marched through London on 30 September to demand emergency funding for the arts
20 July 2020
A call on Maxine's union, Equity, the wider union movement, and the entertainment industry, to support her
1 July 2020
Trade unionists, including fellow members of Equity, are outraged at the completely false smears aimed at our fellow member Maxine Peake
1 July 2020
Performing arts union Equity is electing its president and ruling council this summer, at the same time that industry leaders are warning of widespread and imminent collapse.
3 June 2020
Equity, the union for performing arts professionals, is about to elect a new general secretary. The direction of the union in this tempestuous time is a vital question for entertainment workers.
9 October 2019
Performing arts union Equity has launched a manifesto for a big expansion of culture provision and jobs. It calls for a massive hike in public funding, higher wages, more public ownership, and greater input from artists and communities into what gets made.
11 September 2019
Campaigning for trade union action on the climate crisis
12 August 2019
Theatre bosses have offered performing arts workers a measly 2% pay rise in basic rates over the next three years
7 March 2018
Following the exposure of appalling, systemic sexual harassment and assault in show business, entertainers' union Equity has launched a campaign.
6 September 2017
Pensions are back in the headlines with the news that FTSE 350 companies' pension deficits are equivalent to 70% of their annual profits
30 August 2017
Jeremy Corbyn has confirmed his May pledge to inject £1 billion into the arts
12 April 2017
Artists and culture workers have backed calls for no-cuts council budgets, and cross-union campaigns against poverty pay and under-representation of oppressed groups.
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