Protestors in Leicester Square

WGA strike – update


The WGA has announced it has reached a tentative agreement with the AMPTP, subject to drafting final contract language. A vote of the WGA Negotiating Committee would then need to take place, followed by a vote by the Writers Guild of America West Board and Writers Guild of America East Council and a contract ratification vote by the membership. If that is approved, a further vote by the Board and Council would take place to end the strike at a certain date and time, pending ratification.

You can find out more details of this process and expected timings on the WGA website. We will also update this page as and when the WGA releases more information.

Writers in the UK are advised that the WGA membership is still on strike and until the strike is formally ended then our current advice to our members and all UK writers remains in place. We have detailed FAQs here and members can contact if they are unsure.

WGGB Chair Lisa Holdsworth said:

“We send our congratulations to our sister union in the States on reaching a tentative agreement with the AMPTP.

“In the past 146 days we’ve seen an extraordinary show of solidarity from writers and their union siblings on both sides of the Atlantic, and indeed around the world. We’ve been overwhelmed by the response of our own membership in standing with their striking colleagues overseas – you have followed the WGA strike rules to the letter, turned out to the WGGB protest in London in the summer and sent a tsunami of support on social media. Some of you have even joined picket lines in the States. Your solidarity has counted and your voice has been heard – both by the Writers Guild of America and their members but also by the streamers, studios and producers who have witnessed this global display of collective action and have – finally – listened.

“We are also aware of the acute impact the strike is having on the UK creative industries, on our own members and members of our sister entertainment unions, too, so we look forward to a speedy resolution to both this strike and that of SAG-AFTRA, to whom we continue to send our solidarity.

“We look forward to the details of the WGA deal and its implications for UK writers. All writers working for streaming platforms must enjoy decent terms and conditions and the best way to achieve these is through union agreements – our work here will continue.”

Photo of WGGB solidarity protest: Em Fitzgerald