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11 July 2017 Union's statement on the Taylor Review Union's statement on the Taylor Review
Responding to the Taylor Review, Mike Clancy, general secretary of Prospect, has warned that 'new rules and rights for workers are no use if they can't be enforced'. BECTU is the largest sector of Prospect with a growing staff and freelance membership.
2 June 2017 Living wage strikes at Picturehouse this weekend Living wage strikes at Picturehouse this weekend
BECTU members at four Picturehouse venues in the capital will be on strike this weekend (3-4 June) as they continue to press their employer to pay the Living Wage.
23 March 2017 Creatives back call for Picturehouse living wage boycott Creatives back call for Picturehouse living wage boycott
Low paid workers fighting for the Living Wage at Picturehouse cinemas have received a great boost to their campaign. Their call for a boycott of the Picturehouse circuit, owned by Cineworld, has won the backing of leading creatives at home and abroad.
20 February 2017 Vacancy: Project Co-ordinator (Union Learning Fund)
Applications are invited for a new project coordinator post to support the training department at BECTU's office in Clapham. This is a part-time post offered on a fixed term contract until 31 March 2018.
27 January 2017 BVE show headliners bring star quality
BVE 2017 is still a month away and yet the excitement around the show is building. In the last two weeks show organisers have announced keynotes from BAFTA award-winning director, Amma Asante, appointment-to-view documentary film-maker, Louis Theroux, actor, writer and director, Dexter Fletcher and the leading voice in UK film criticism, Mark Kermode.
20 January 2017 New ratecard for background artistes
A new ratecard for background artistes comes into effect on 1 March 2017. The new pay agreement, brokered between the union and PACT, will run for three years until February 2020.
2 December 2016 Brexit debate puts creative sectors centre stage Brexit debate puts creative sectors centre stage
Restrictions on freedom of movement were identified as a major problem for the arts and entertainment sector post-Brexit, at a packed meeting in central London on 23 November.
28 November 2016 Young Workers' Week gets underway Young Workers' Week gets underway
If you're under 35 the good news is you're young! And even better, if you're new to BECTU, you can take advantage of full union membership for your first year at just £5 a month. But you'll need to act quickly as this offer runs until 11 December only.
1 October 2016 New National Minimum Wage rates from 1 October New National Minimum Wage rates from 1 October
National minimum wage rates go up with effect from today 1 October. (What follows is a press release issued by the Department for Business Energy and Industrial Strategy).
9 September 2016 Reasonable Adjustment: A Reps' Guide Reasonable Adjustment: A Reps' Guide
BECTU reps are invited to join us for a workshop focused on support for disabled members in the workplace. Discussion and learning will centre on the issue of reasonable adjustment.

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