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Gender Equality Is About Shared Responsibility

June 13th, 2016

A recent article in The Independent (1) stated that 80% freelancers are living in poverty, based on the research of IPSE, a membership body that supports freelancers. It also points out that there is a 70% increase in mothers becoming freelancers. Meanwhile, pregnancy discrimination has risen signi...



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UK Theatre May Edition 2016

May 21st, 2016

Please click link below to view the article Top 10 Tips – issue 10  ...



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ITC

PIPA at ITC AGM

February 17th, 2016

We were privileged to be invited to hold a session at the Independent Theatre Council AGM last week. It was an inspiring and thought provoking day and what struck us most was just how hard people are working to encourage diversity, provide training and develop the Industry’s workforce in the ...



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PIPA at Royal Opera House HR Event

January 28th, 2016

Last week PIPA had the privilege of being invited to do a presentation at the quarterly HR Forum meeting hosted by the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden. Attendees included HR representatives from The Old Vic, The Young Vic, National Theatre, Bush Theatre and The Barbican. Not only was it very int...



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PIPA on London Live TV

December 23rd, 2015

This week London Live invited PIPA to talk about the recent ground breaking relaxed performance of Linda at the Royal Court Theatre at which they welcomed babies under 1. According to the Royal Court around 20% of the bookers had babies and we counted 16 on the day! The event was generally consider...



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Industry responds to our calls for action

December 21st, 2015

There has been and continues to be incredible support within the theatre industry for the PIPA campaign. We are delighted to announce that Matthew Warchus, Kate Varah and their brilliant team at The Old Vic are now official PIPA partners. The Royal Court have invited parents with babies under 1 t...



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Equity Childcare Motion

November 4th, 2015

EQUITY MOTION PRESENTED AT TUC SEPTEMBER 2015. It was passed unanimously and seconded by Rick Finlay of the Musicians’ Union Childcare in the creative industries. In the creative industries, as with many other sectors where unpredictable working patterns, last minute recruitment practices, ...



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PIPA Launch

November 3rd, 2015

Over 400 people, including 70 kids, attended the PIPA launch at the Young Vic on 16th October Speakers included: Romola Garai, Poppy Burton Morgan, Stephen Unwin, Rakie Ayola, Adam Burns, John Summerfield, Annelie Powell and Sophie Mayer We had Spotlight sessions from: Stage Directors UK, Family Ar...



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