Original article by Matthew Hemley

Puppeteers are joining together to form a network that will help them work more closely with union Equity on “matters of interest and concern”.

The new network will follow a similar remit to that launched recently for comedians in the sector.

According to Equity’s variety organiser Michael Day, about 1,000 of the union’s members work in the puppetry sector.

“They are represented on committees and through our agreements but they are not linked to each other. They thought it would be a good idea to form something so they can communicate better with each other, and through that they will be able to bring things to our attention more,” he said…

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