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Performer, Understudies and Stage Management for commercial theatre productions. There is a separate agreement for work in the West End (www.solt.co.uk). The majority of equity members will not vote on this agreement, and some will be convinced that they should be able to vote – either because they have not yet worked on the West End agreement, but they could very well work in the coming year, or because they have experience in the West End, but outside the parameters we have set for the vote – that is. working on the West End agreement over the three years from October 5, 2020. The new agreement provides the best possible framework for the long-term security of employment of performers and the resumption of the West End in these unprecedented circumstances, and is strongly supported by all parties involved as the best way forward for the sector. It covers all eventualities and perspectives, from long-running musicals to plays with limited editions, productions to open and shows still in rehearsal at the beginning of the shutdown. This is the union`s standard election policy, as agreed by our stage committee and the Council – the two groups of members that you elect every two years to make decisions like this. 3) I am not a member of Equity, but I am working on this agreement. Why don`t I have a say? SOLT and Equity are pleased to announce that they have agreed on the support of the actors during the current suspension of the West End shows due to the covid-19 crisis. A copy of the Temporary Variation Agreement can be downloaded, but in summary these are the main changes: this agreement includes interpreters, sub-studies and stage management, employed by managers funded by the Arts Council of England, Arts Council of Wales, Creative Scotland or the Arts Council of Northern Ireland. There is a separate agreement for work in the West End (www.solt.co.uk). Bectu`s Assistant Secretary of State, Helen Ryan, said: “Under normal circumstances, Bectu would not have been considered considering such changes to the agreement. However, these are not normal circumstances and we believe that members will understand that some temporary slippages will be necessary to help the West End get back on its feet.
TEMPORARY VARIATIONS – Although the variations are not permanent, there are no predetermined results, even after the end of the Covid-19 variation agreement. There will be negotiations on the whole agreement, which is expected to begin in the fall of 2022, so that it can be implemented in June 2023.