BECTU calls out damage to health caused by long hours in film and TV
4 June 2018
BECTU is continuing to challenge the ill-health effects of long hours working in film and TV.
BECTU Vision project gets new leadership
22 May 2018
BECTU Vision and the Drama Training Programme run by the union in Scotland in partnership with BBC Scotland and Scottish Union Learning have a new team at the top. A press release announcing the arrival of job share partners Linda Fraser and Amy Shaw as joint managers of the projects is reproduced below.
New tool to help tackle gender pay gap
13 April 2018
Broadcast, the TV industry trade weekly, has today (Friday 13 April) published its research confirming that women are paid on average 14.8 per cent less than men in television.
National minimum wage drives increases in UK Theatre pay
16 March 2018
Members covered by BECTU's agreement with UK Theatre have voted strongly to accept a pay review ranging from 3% - 4.7% from 2 April.
International Women's Day strike at Picturehouse
8 March 2018
Four London Picturehouse venues are experiencing a strike for the Living Wage, called in solidarity with women fighting for equality on International Women's Day.
Spotlight on UK Theatre pay
9 January 2018
Preparations are underway for talks with UK Theatre on the pay award for 2018-19. The pay review is due on 1 April.
Regional theatre pay survey launches today
7 December 2017
If you work in the theatre, outside of London's commercial West End, then here's your chance to influence your future pay. Do take part in a survey being launched today (Thursday 7 December); the results will inform BECTU's negotiations with UK Theatre in 2018.
BECTU urges 'respect at work' clause in response to Weinstein
22 November 2017
BECTU is urging employers in film and TV production to introduce a 'respect at work' clause into all contracts to promote workplaces free from bullying and harassment.
Budget highlights for freelancers
22 November 2017
Thank you to our colleagues at Prospect head office for their swift analysis and initial summary of today's budget. Here we highlight those paragraphs from their Autumn Budget 2017 report which relate to freelancers and the self-employed.
Make Your Mark event at MediaCityUK
19 November 2017
BECTU's support for new entrants to the creative sectors continues with Make Your Mark at MediaCityUK on Monday 20 November. And we still have a few tickets left.