The Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) is inviting members to join a major June 14 protest for the US writers strike. UK screenwriters are set to gather in London’s Leicester Square in support of the Writers Guild of America (WGA) and its ongoing strike action.
“WGGB members are invited to come and join us for a protest in London’s Leicester Square from 1-2 PM on June 14 and show support to the Writers Guild of America, whose members are currently on strike,” WGGB said in a statement.
The protest is part of the Global Day of Solidarity, which is organized by the International Affiliation of Writers Guilds and the Federation of Screenwriters in Europe, of which WGGB is a member. WGA members, as well as members of the Federation of Entertainment Unions, will be joining the protest, according to the WGGB.
The writers' strike has had the support of many UK-based screenwriters – many of whom support strike action, even though they will not see direct results themselves via the WGGB, Variety reported. The guild – which does not require UK writers to join in order to work locally – officially instructed its members to stop working on projects within the WGA’s jurisdiction on May 2.