A Vision for our union
A bold new industrial strategy
Showing members that our strength is in the workplace, and that our members deserve strong and modern terms. We need a roadmap for how we achieve agreements in new sectors, protect all our members’, and put caring responsibilities at the heart of all that we fight for.
A Modern Equalities Agenda
We need a radical look at how our members can self organise with confidence in their equalities groups. I’ll organise a special conference within the first 100 days to look at how this can happen.
Reshaping A Resilient Industry
With the government forced to acknowledge the inadequacy of safety nets for precarious workers, and how the arts is a vital service for our society, our economy and even our health, this is the time to roll back the austerity that’s put us under threat.
The skills for Our Union
Industrial organiser at Equity for almost a decade
Local councillor handling budget of millions
Worked in professional political communications in the UK and USA
Track record of managing strong staff teams
Cut his teeth beating the bosses in the steel industry
From a working class background, educated at Oxford, with personal passion for all our members’ work, from club singers to opera and audio books
With Support from Our Union
Endorsed by over 100 Equity Activists
Chairs and VCs of all 4 equality committees
All of the London General Branches Chairs
2 former Equity Vice Presidents
Chairs and VCs of 9 of the union’s 16 committees
18 former Councillors
Founders of PIPA
ALD Executive Members
American Equity Councillors
I met Paul when I was working at the National Theatre, and I know how passionately he cares about all artists’ working lives. He has the skills to make Equity a stronger voice & force for good work both in our industry and wider society.
Olivia Colman CBE
Paul’s vision is the one we need for variety members—over a quarter of our union. Paul will set up a new Variety section, with dedicated staff to work with activists to develop a ‘National Variety Strategy’. He’s got the back of variety members across the country.
Secretary, North East Variety Branch