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MU Commends Trade Union Solidarity Rallies Held in Support of SAG AFTRA Strikes

Equity are organising a rally on Friday 21 July in solidarity with strikes being held by their United States sister union SAG-AFTRA. The MU welcomes this trade union show of solidarity with a round-up of social media action.

Published: 19 July 2023 | 1:52 PM
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The rally will be held at Leicester Square in London at 12 noon, and all are encouraged to attend.

Equity UK’s sister union SAG-AFTRA is on strike in the United States, fighting for fair contracts, and facing the same issues our members face here in the UK.

Equity have stated that, “In their fight we stand in unwavering solidarity, and we will not allow the UK to become a back door to break or undermine the strike.”

The rally will be held at Leicester Square in London at 12 noon, and all are encouraged to attend. You can register your attendance on Equity’s megaphone page.

Solidarity through social media

There’s been a brilliant show of solidarity for both the SAG-AFTRA strike, and trade unions in general, which has been heartening to see.

@wgawest Lets go Barbie 💖👏💖 #barbie #margot #margorobbie #ken #barbiegirl #barbiemovies #barbiemovie #ryangosling #tv #movies #film #television #writers #strong #power #money #labor #union #country #actors #hollywood #la #california #cali ♬ original sound - wgawest
@hollywoodreporter #dustinmilligan of #schittscreek speaks out about the #actorsstrike ♬ original sound - The Hollywood Reporter
@sagaftra The #SAGAFTRAstrike picket lines are bringing everyone out, from princesses to lawyers! Thank you, #MandyMoore and #KatieLowes, for your #SAGAFTRAstrong ♬ original sound - SAG-AFTRA
@sagaftra The kids are alright. #SAGAFTRAstrong #SAGAFTRAstrike #sagaftra #sagaftramember #actorsstrike ♬ original sound - SAG-AFTRA
@moreperfectunion Writers share how residual checks have changed over time due to streaming. #WGAstrong #WGAstrike #workersrights #labormovement #unions #labor #workingconditions #leftist #strike #protest ♬ original sound - More Perfect Union

A post shared by SAG-AFTRA (@sagaftra)

@thewrap While joining the picket line in #NYC, #SAG LA Vice President #MichelleHurd says actors are literally working "Paycheck to paycheck" #ActorsStrike ♬ original sound

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