An agreement covering TV Drama production was introduced on 1 December 2017. BECTU members voted overwhelmingly in favour of the new deal in a ballot in the summer. 

The agreement is the result of extensive talks with the employers, led by PACT, with the direct involvement of BECTU representatives and officials.

Access the new agreement

Bectu has produced a TV Drama guidance document in collaboration with our reps. Some members have experienced problems of interpretation when using the full agreement and this has caused unnecessary conflict. As a result the document should help clear up any problematic parts of the agreement that require a better level of explanation. Also members can raise questions or report difficulties they are experiencing by emailing

You'll find the agreement itself, along with a guide to the agreement, attached to this page. Select Downloads under At a Glance top left of this page (or scroll down if reading this on mobile).  

Last page update 20 August 2019