2% pay rise for writers at Royal Court, National Theatre and Royal Shakespeare Company
Writers working for the Royal Court, the National Theatre and the Royal Shakespeare Company will see their minimum rates of pay increase by 2% under a new deal.
The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain’s theatre negotiators secured the increase for those on the TNC agreement, which covers the three venues.
It means the minimum rate for a full-length play at each of the venues rises from £12,742 to £12,997, except for the Royal Court Upstairs, where a rate for a full length play rises from £9,973 to £10,172.
The increases are backdated to April 1, 2019.
WGGB general secretary Ellie Peers said: “Our national agreements in theatre mean playwrights working for these three major theatres – as well as those working under our ITC and UK Theatre agreements – benefit from regular uplifts in minimum fees. The creative industry is worth more than £101 billion a year to the UK economy and it is only right that writers receive credit and proper remuneration for their contribution.”
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