Irish Equity stands in solidarity with SAG-AFTRA and the Writers Guild of America

Dear Members 

Please be advised that Irish Equity stands in solidarity with both SAG-AFTRA and the Writers Guild of America.

We believe that, collectively, we have reached a pivotal juncture within the industry worldwide where we must collectively ensure that all Crew, Performers, Writers, and Composers, are truly valued and actually share in the success of the Industry. 

This can only be achieved, we believe, by quality agreements, quality jobs, full compliance with legislation and full transparency and accountability within the Industry.

We say clearly to the AMPTP and their members that they need to move significantly and swiftly to meet the reasonable aspirations of SAG AFTRA’s members.  The members in Irish Equity and Film & Entertainment, and all entertainment Unions across the globe, create the vast wealth within our industry. Therefore, it is both right and just that they have decent pay and conditions and full adherence to legislation.

Please be advised that whilst Irish Equity stands in total solidarity with our brothers and sisters, we cannot actively participate in their industrial action due to legal constraints. Please note that we are currently not in a dispute situation. 

We will of course keep you updated. 

Michelle Quinn
Sector Organiser
Irish Equity

Gerry O’Brien
Irish Equity