The general secretaries of BECTU, Equity and the Musicians' Union - respectively Gerry Morrissey, Christine Payne and John Smith - have issued a joint statement following a meeting with senior management at English National Opera (ENO).
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The Union is pleased to announce that confirmation was received on Thursday, 22 January 2015 of a further £500k funding from Stormont for the Orchestra, in addition to the extra £100k already pledged by Belfast Council and secures the orchestra's finances to April 2016.