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PACT Agreement 2003

The PACT/BECTU Freelance Production Agreement (2003) lays down benchmarks for freelance engagements and is available to BECTU members to download from this page.

The issues covered include:

  • methods of engagement
  • methods of payment
  • work schedules and rest periods
  • meal breaks
  • travel and working on location
  • health and safety
  • force majeure
  • disputes and insurance.

The PACT/BECTU Agreement no longer sets out minimum rates of pay.

BECTU branches provide staff with guidance on recommended rates and these are set out in the Rates area. Union members who need advice on current going rates in areas of production not covered in the Rates area should contact the London Production Division at  BECTU Head Office.


[Text amended 18 April 2010]


Freelancers and PLI

Public liability insurance cover, up to £10m per claim, is available to the union's freelance members at low cost. (Just £30 for the policy which runs from 1 May 2016 - 30 April 2017).  More info on PLI hereJoin BECTU  More on benefits and services.

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