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Musicians' Union Statement on Strike Action at English National Opera

The MU and Equity are postponing strike action to allow time for urgent talks on improved proposals from ENO management.

Published: 29 January 2024 | 12:11 PM
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The Musicians' Union has made some progress but requires further negotiation to achieve a settlement that will be acceptable to its members. Image credit: Shutterstock.

The Musicians' Union and Equity are postponing full strike action in order to allow time for urgent talks on improved proposals from ENO management.

Equity has reached an interim headline settlement for the chorus but is working on the details of a final deal.

The Musicians' Union has made some progress but requires further negotiation to achieve a settlement that will be acceptable to its members.

Consequently, industrial action on The Handmaid's Tale on 1 February is suspended but our mandate for industrial action remains live until such a time a full settlement is reached.

The Musicians' Union will continue taking action short of a strike while negotiations are ongoing and we have notified the management of further strike dates in two weeks' time.

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