AUE Equality Statement

Updated: Jul 09, 2018

This sets out our aims for achieving equality of opportunity for AUE members both in AUE activities/structures and at work.

AUE is committed to the promotion of equality for all our members.

We recognise that within our workplaces, sector and within society, discrimination and inequality on the grounds of sex, race, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, colour, class, caring responsibilities, marital status, sexuality, gender identity, gender reassignment, disability, age or other reasons based on status or personal characteristics may occur.

We believe this is totally unacceptable and must be challenged.

Our aim is to negotiate workplace policies that are fair to all and to campaign against all forms of discrimination and inequality.

We believe that as a democratic trade union, we must ensure that those who experience inequality have a voice and are able to participate fully in the activities of the union, to take up representative posts and be involved in our decision making bodies.

Our aim is to support and encourage members from under-represented groups to become more active in the union and to remove any obstacles to participation.

In order to achieve our aims we will work to ensure that the promotion of equality is a priority issue for AUE and at the heart of all our activity, including in bargaining, campaigning and organising, and in the delivery of services to members.

We will campaign with others to challenge discrimination in our workplaces and industry as well as wider society and  barriers to participation, promotion and progression.

Any member found to be participating in or a member of a far right, fascist or racist organisation will have their membership withdrawn and any member of such an organisation will be barred from joining AUE.

Approved  and adopted by Artists Union England on 30th June 2018


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A membership to Artists’ Union England gets you professional support and access to resources. That means you’ll get:

  • Public and Products Liability (PPL) insurance
  • 30 minutes FREE legal advice
  • Access to resources about artists’ issues
  • FREE training and study opportunities
  • Tax guidance

Your membership means help will be there when you need it and we’ll constantly campaign for artist’s rights.

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