When new members join BECTU they are assigned to a branch of the union. Branches are specific either to an employer, to a workplace, to a geographic area, to an industry group or to a skills grouping.
Branches are key to decision-making
The branch is the most important democratic unit within the union. It is the place where members meet to discuss their concerns and where key decisions are taken about policy in relation to the employer, to industry matters or indeed to BECTU itself.
Branch members elect their officers - shop stewards, union representatives or committee members - to carry out work on behalf of the branch both directly with the employer and with other parts of the union. Each branch is a member of a Division of BECTU, which serves as an industrial group.
Every branch is entitled to send a delegate to the union's annual conference; the size of a branch's delegation depends on the number of its members. Like so many other aspects of the union's activity, branch affairs are governed by the union's rulebook which exists not as a straightjacket, but as a guide to understanding the union and its operations.
Branch web pages
Branches bring members together "in the flesh" but they also have the opportunity, using the facilities available on this site, to boost their local organisation by making information available around the clock via their own web pages.
When logged in BECTU members will be able to view their own and other branch pages here. Branch web pages are a new facility which branches are expected to take up over time. Branch web pages are edited by a branch official(s).
Are you new to BECTU?
If you are new to BECTU and do not know how to make contact with your branch official(s) contact BECTU head office with your details and we will put you in touch.
Recently updated branches
- NORTH WEST
- BBC R&D
- Represents members working for the BBC's Future Media and Technology Division based in West London.
- ROYAL OPERA HOUSE
- CULTURE & SPORT GLASGOW (S)
Welcome to the homepage of the Culture and Sport Glasgow branch of BECTU. We presently have 119 members of this branch .
Members have varied employment roles ranging from theatre technican,security person, culture and leisure attendants.working in community halls, sports centres, and arts venues across Glasgow.
Any employee of Culture and Sport Glasgow has the right to join our union and branch.
This branch and union have qualified and experienced health and safety representatives and shop stewards to offer support for individual members when required.
The branch meet every quarter to evaluate safe working environments , respond to members concerns, campaign and influence the policy direction of Culture and Sport Glasgow on matters such as:
Negotiating Workplace Health and Safety.
Negotiating on Fair and Equal pay.
Campaigning for disabled workers rights to be recognised.
Challenge discrimination and promote workplace equality.
Inlfluencing the employers to support the life long learning agenda.
Representing members during disciplinary matters.
Providing advocacy during redundancy issues.
Minutes of the meeetings will posted on this site every quarter.
In addition we aim to articulate the interests of BECTU by supporting members to attend trade union functions, conferences and skills training events.
This branch is encouraging individual employees of Culture and Sport Glasgow to join our union and branch.
Bectu membership can ensure that your legal rights are being recognised by your employer. BECTU branch members are also encouraged to deliver on their employment potential by both the supportive funding and the unionlearning programmes offered by your BECTU membership.
Please direct all enquires to the BECTU Scottish Organiser or his Secretary. Contact details can be found via the branch members contacts page.
This webpage was edited by Stefan Strzelecki BECTU Health and Safety Representative. Feedback is welcome.
- SPECIAL EFFECTS
- The Special Effects branch represents special effects professionals working in film and television production.