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LGBT History Month: Angela Morley

The MU is for all musicians. This LGBT History Month, we want to share stories of inspirational musicians. Here, we look at the life of award-winning composer and arranger Angela Morley.

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Entertainment unions issue joint statement following ENO meeting

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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Tribute to Gary Hyde - drummer, activist and MU Official

Gary was born in his beloved town of Margate 73 years ago. He was the eldest of 4 children and all of them are artistic in some way and also very passionate and dedicated to fighting whatever causes come their way.

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Entertainment Unions back members working at English National Orchestra

The General Secretaries of the Musicians' Union (MU), Equity and BECTU have sought an urgent meeting with senior management at the English National Opera. The request for the meeting was a response to the sudden departure of the ENO’s chairman and executive director and preceded this week's decision by the Arts Council to place the company into special measures.

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Live Music Act extended

Changes to the Legislative Reform (Entertainment Licensing) Order 2014 mean that from 6 April 2015, a venue will not need a license to host live amplified music between 08:00 and 23:00 to audiences of 500 people. Live unamplified music will be deregulated between 08:00 and 23:00 on any premises.

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Write to your MP to call on their support against secondary ticketing

The MU is supporting the All-Party Parliamentary Group on Ticket Abuse campaign in relation to secondary ticketing.

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LGBT History Month: Did you know we have an Equalities Committee?

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The MU is for all musicians. Everyone deserves equal opportunities. The same rights to good service, fair representation, respect and dignity at work, and access to Union support. That’s where our Equalities Committee comes in.

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Music Venue Trust creates Music Venues Alliance: 'Championing the Grassroots'

The Music Venue Trust has formally announced the launch of the Music Venues Alliance, an association of venues and organisations that have united behind the work of the Trust to engage with the industry, the cultural sector and politicians, to take actions that protect, secure and improve the UK's music venue network.

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Overtime and Holiday pay under MU UK Theatre Agreement

Please see the following pdf for up to date information for members who get Holiday Pay under the MU UK Theatre Agreement.

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Jacqueline du Pré Charity Concert, 3 March 2015

Two of Britain’s finest award-winning string quartets, the Sacconi and Navarra, are joined at the Wigmore Hall by top British cellist, Guy Johnson in a programme of contrasts – the brilliant textures and vibrant colours of Bridge and Ravel and the titanic Classical quintet by Schubert.

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