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Writers' Guild of Great Britain Confirms General Secretary

Magazine article Screen International

Writers' Guild of Great Britain Confirms General Secretary

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Ellie Peers takes on permanent role.

Acting general secretary of the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain (WGGB) Ellie Peers has been permanently appointed to the position.

Peers has been acting in the role since May 2016, following Bernie Corbett’s decision to step down after 15 years.

WGGB’s former assistant general secretary, Peers spent 15 years working for unions including Unison and Unite.

She was responsible for negotiating with the BBC for the Script Agreement for Television and Online to boost the rights of screenwriters and also led negotiations for a 75% pay increase for writers working under WGGB’s Pact television agreement. …

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