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Listed here are the pay deals negotiated by BECTU with the most recent listed first; this list is updated regularly. The End Date column gives the end date of the relevant pay agreement. More information on pay rates and agreements, some subject to member login.

AreaPay Review LatestEnd Date
Sheffield Theatres Two-year deal: Year 1, April 2014 – March 2015, 1.5% increase from 1 April 2014. Year 2, 2% increase from 1 April 2015. Allowances and ancillary payments, including get-out pay, will continue to be paid in accordance with the national UK Theatre (formerly TMA)/BECTU agreement. (Deal endorsed by members February 2014). More info here. March 2016
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry 3% award for 2014/15. Pensions auto-enrolment scheme set to commence on 1 April 2014. March 2015
English National Opera Pay review settled January 2014: 1% increase for all grades backdated to 1 Aug 2013, to be followed by 2% increase from 1 April 2014. Annual review to move to 1 April in 2015. March 2015
ITV plc 2.75% or £1000, whichever is the greater, for all staff paid up to £60K, backdated to 1 Jan. Settlement agreed following a consultative ballot which reported on 3 February 2014. More info here. December 2014
Glyndebourne 2% pay settlement effective 1 January 2014.  December 2014
BBC Scotland freelances Increases effective 1 October 2013 ranging from 3-32% dependant on grade. More info here. Sept 2014
Red Bee Media Pay settlement for 2013/14, 2.1 per cent increase for all staff paid up to £62.5K; 2.6 per cent increase will apply for all staff paid up to £22,000. No member of staff will be paid less than the London Living Wage. More details here. August 2014
Disney Theatrical Group Three year deal for full-time staff on the Lion King effective August 2011, providing for a 4.75% increase on rates in year one, a 4.25% increase in year two and a 4% increase in year three. August 2014
BBC £800 increase for all staff (exc senior managers) or 1% whichever is the greater; 1% increase to all allowances and to the floors & ceilings of pay bands. The settlement follows a formal dispute with the BBC. More details here. July 2014
BBC Studios & Post-Production Ltd £800 increase for all staff (exc senior managers) or 1% whichever is the greater; 1% increase to all allowances. The settlement follows a formal dispute with the BBC. More details here. July 2014
BBC Worldwide 2% increase to the salary bill gives 2.5% for grades G1-4 on basic salaries of up to £25K; 2% for those same grades on salaries between £25,001 - £49,999; 1.75% for those grades on basic salaries over £50K. June 2014
Immediate Media Ltd 2.5% increase subject to a minimum increase of £600 effective 1 July 2013. June 2014
Wilson James (BBC Contractor) A £675 flat rate increase applies across the board from 1 July 2013. More details here. June 2014
Atos 2.75% increase for all staff (subject to performance rating of 3 or above); the minimum increase will be £750. A maximum increase of £1500 applies to all paid above £57,699. UPA & WOODS allowances for staff on days conditions to be increased by 2.75%. Settlement applies from 1 April 2013.   March 2014
RSC Pay increase of 2.25% accepted in a ballot of members in May 2013. Award backdated to 1 April. Settlement includes new long service award for 30 years service. March 2014
Birmingham Hippodrome Pay increase of 2.7% accepted with effect from 1 April 2013. More here March 2014
Phoenix (BBC contractor)
Technical support staff transferred from employment with Atos receive a 2.75% increase with effect from 1 April 2013. Minimum increase £750 subject to a cap of £1500. WOODs allowances also subject to the 2.75% increase. March 2014
Steria (BBC contractor) Staff who provide finance services awarded a 2% increase with effect from 1 April 2013. March 2014
SIS OBs 1.75 per cent increase with effect from 1 April 2013; discussions on PRP will ensue; management says PRP will deliver 3 per cent on average in 2014-15. March 2014
BBC Club 3% increase across the board with effect from 1 April 2013. March 2014
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra Two-year deal based on 1% for 2012-13 and RPI for 2013-14 (capped at 2.5 per cent, subject to a minimum increase of one per cent).The pay deal follows several years of wage freezes and/or non-consolidated awards. More here. March 2014
Sheffield Theatres Two year pay agreement starting 1 April 2012; 2 per cent increase in both years, second year subject to cuts programme. More here March 2014
Glyndebourne Members voted (May 2013) to accept a 2 per cent pay award backdated to 1 January 2013. December 2013
MTV Member accepted a 3% pay increase with effect from January 2013.  December 2013
Clearcast January 2013 will see a 2.6% increase on basic rates in addition to the agreed bonus.  December 2013
ITV plc In December 2012 union members voted to accept a pay award of 2.75% plus an extra day's leaveMore here. December 2013
Mitie Security (BBC Scotland) 2% increase in 2011, 2012 and 2013 (a review of the agreement will take place at the end of 2012). Effective 1 January 2011. December 2013
Ritzy Cinema Three-year pay deal agreed Dec 2010. This provides for a 3.4% increase for 2010/11 (backdated to 1 October) to be followed by a 3.4% increase for 2011/12 and 2012/13. September 2013
Red Bee Media Two year pay deal effective 1 September 2011. Year one, 2% plus discretionary bonus for all staff paid up to £60K; discretionary bonus only for staff above £60K. Year 2, 1.5% for all staff paid up to £60K; plus 1% discretionary award, plus discretionary performance bonus. Discretionary award/bonus only applies to staff paid above £60K in year 2. August 2013
Royal Opera House 2% pay increase across the board effective 1 September 2012. (3% applies to staff paid below the London Living Wage of £8.30 ph). Recognition agreement also extended to cover freelances in the technical departments. More info here. August 2013

Immediate Media (formerly Worldwide magazines)

A 1.5% increase across the board was accepted by staff in late July 2012 with the award set for implementation from 1 August 2012 with backdating to 1 July 2012.  June 2013
SIS OBs In Sept 2012, BECTU members secured a 2% increase backdated to 1 April 2012 after a dispute which threatened industrial action. More info here. March 2013
ITFC 2% pay increase for 2012-13, linked to the appraisal scheme. Agreement reached in July 2012 with payments backdated to 1 April 2012. March 2013

RSC

Rates increased by 2.75% after a ballot of members in May 2012. 12 month award backdated to 1 April 2012. More here.

March 2013

Birmingham Hippodrome

Rates increased by 2.5 per cent from 1 April 2012 after members voted unanimously in favour of acceptance. Increase to be backdated for permanent and casual staff. The negotiations also secured an increase in holiday entitlement and a newer lower contribution rate to encourage pension take up. More info here.

March 2013

Birmingham Repertory Theatre

A two-year settlement for all staff for the period April 2011-April 2013, paid in two instalments: 1% increase on basic salary paid from October 2011 but backdated April 2011; 1.5% increase on basic salary from the beginning of April 2012.

March 2013

Clearcast

A 2 per cent increase on basic rates linked to a bonus based on 7.5 per cent of gross salary. 

December 2012

ITN

An increase of 3.25% for all staff paid up to £75K plus a £500 non-consolidated payment in January 2012. Staff paid above £75K to receive £1000 on a non-consolidated basis. More info here.

December 2012
ITV plc An increase of 3% for all staff paid up to £60K with a £250 non-consolidated bonus to be paid in January. Staff covered by a collective agreement and paid above £60K will also receive the basic award. More info here.  December 2012
Siemens (BBC contractor) Two year pay deal effective 1 January 2011: for 2011 2.5% across the board followed in 2012 by PRP drawn from a sum equivalent to 2.5% of the pay bill (PRP pilot runs in 2011).  December 2012
FAA (Background Artistes) 5.2% increase applies to all rates with effect from 1 July 2011. December 2012
MTV Networks

Management to distribute 3 per cent of the wage bill in performance related pay awards.

November 2012
TMA theatres 2% increase from 4 April 2011, followed by 1% for grade 5 only from 3 October 2011. Several other allowances/payments also revised. April 2012
Aramark (BBC contractor) 2% pay increase effective 1 October 2011.  Sept 2012
Cineworld projectionists 3% increase with effect from 1 October 2011. Sept 2012
Capita (BBC contractor) 2% pay increase effective 1 August 2011. July 2012
BBC 2% across the board for all staff subject to a salary cap of £60,302. Minimum increase of £400 applies. July 2012
BBC Studios and Post Production Ltd 2% pay award with effect from 1 August 2011 applies to all staff subject to a salary cap of £60,302 (minimum increase £400). The increase applies to all allowances and to the floors and ceilings of salary bands. July 2012
Ulster TV plus

2.5% or a flat rate £600 pay increase (whichever is greater) applied from 1 July for permanent staff (UTV Television, UTV Internet, Tibus, U105 and Group functions) based in Northern Ireland. Exceptions: staff who are red-circled, on probation or involved in a formal performance review process. Staff on a developmental path/in training will be progressed through their grade.

June 2012
BBC Worldwide 2% increase for staff under target salary or £500 whichever is the greater effective 1 July. Staff over target salary will receive £500. June 2012
Johnsons Controls (BBC contractor) 3.05% increase effective from 1 July. June 2012
Technicolor Film Lab 1.75% rise for operational/technical staff covered by the union's collective agreement, effective 1 July 2011. June 2012
Capita SIS (Secure Information Systems) 2% effective July 2011. June 2012
Motorola Solutions 2% effective July 2011. June 2012
Arqiva 3% effective from 1 July 2011. June 2012
Babcock Defence Communications 2.5% effective from April 2011. March 2012
Babcock Broadcast Communications 2% increase backdated to April 2011 offered and accepted in a consultative ballot in Sept 2011. 

March 2012

Swiss Post (BBC contractor) Agreement on a flat rate consolidated increase of £600 effective 1 April 2011. March 2012
RICOH (BBC contractor) 2% increase applies from 1 April. March 2012
ITV plc 3sixtymedia/The London Studios 3% increase for all posts covered by the collective agreement. (Outside of the agreement anyone paid above £60K will be on a standstill). The accepted offer also includes £120 in company shares plus £180 in cash. December 2011
Glyndebourne 3.5% pay increase agreed for 2011. December 2011
Odeon Cinemas 3% increase effective 1 January 2011. December 2011
Royal Shakespeare Company 2% increase across the board. TBC
Scottish TV 2.5% increase effective from 1 January 2011; agreement includes possibility of a further 2.5% paid as a one-off bonus dependant on the company's performance. December 2011
City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra £300 non-consolidated payment to be paid in two parts of £150: one in July 2011 with the remainder to follow at the end of the financial year. March 2012 (TBC)
Birmingham Hippodrome 1.5% increased backdated to April 2011; additional review scheduled for October 2011. October 2011
Eden Court Theatre, Inverness 2% increase for all staff backdated to 1 October 2010. Sept 2011
Cineworld 3% increase for projectionist and technical staff effective 1 October 2010. Sept 2011
Walt Disney (Theatrical) Ltd 4% increase for full-time staff working on the Lion King effective 23 August 2010.  August 2011
Film Construction Crews 5% increase on the basic weekly rate for all grades. Effective 23 August 2010. July 2011
Balfour Beauty Two year deal agreed in May 2010 providing a £300 non-consolidated increase for 2009/10 to be followed by a 3.01% consolidated increase on rates for 2010/11.  July 2011
Capita (BBC contractor) Flat rate consolidated increase of £475 subject to a salary cap of £37,726. July 2011
Technicolor Film Lab 1.5% increase backdated to 1 July 2010. June 2011
Soho Film Lab 1.8% increase for all staff covered by the agreement effective 1 July 2010. June 2011
Wilson James (BBC Contractor) 2% increase on all rates and allowances effective 1 July 2010 but conditional on a change to the pay date from the end to the 11th of the month. Repayable transition payment agreed as part of the settlement.  June 2011
BBC Worldwide £400 consolidated award for grades 1-4 effective 1 July 2010. Staff below target salary will be fast-tracked to the target with effect from 1 July 2010. A comparison with market rates to determine increases for UK staff on senior grades. June 2011
Arqiva Pay increase of £1375 for those earning up to £55K (over £55K the increase is 2.5%) effective 1 July 2010. The settlement follows a disputed pay freeze for 2009/10. June 2011
Ulster TV Flat rate increase of £600 or 2.5%, whichever is the higher, effective 1 July 2010. June 2011
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry 3% increase on all rates effective 1 May 2010. April 2011
Birmingham Repertory Theatre 2% increase on all rates effective 1 May 2010. April 2011
Birmingham Royal Ballet 2.6% increase on all rates effective 1 May 2010. April 2011
FAA (Background Artistes) No change to daily rates for 2010/11, but travel allowanced increased by 7% effective May 2010. April 2011
Steria (BBC contractor) 2% increase applies from April 2010 to March 2011. March 2011
National Theatre 15p increase on the hourly rate for all staff equivalent to a 1.2% increase in the pay bill. Increase backdated to 1 April 2010. (Review agreed 23 Dec 2010). March 2011
Birmingham Hippodrome 2% increase on all rates with effect from 1 April 2010; a further review is scheduled to take place in November. March 2011
Swiss Post Solutions Ltd (BBC Contractor) Basic 2.5% consolidated increase for all staff on the BBC contract; pay settlement underpinned by agreement to pay staff employed at the 2010 review date a minimum of £7.85 per hour (the London Living wage) by April 2011. Pay offer accepted by consultative ballot 6/8/10. March 2011
BBC Natural History Unit £5 flat rate increase on the minimum daily rate for both the 'competent' and 'experienced' categories of freelance wildlife camera crew. Effective 1 April 2010. March 2011
Siemens (BBC contractor) Flat rate, consolidated, increase of £300 from 1 January 2010. Talks continue on a performance related pay scheme with a deadline of 31 July 2010. December 2010
ITV plc Pay freeze for 2010 but £340 equivalent in shares and non-consolidated bonus confirmed in March 2010. December 2010
English National Opera 2% increase for those on salaries up to £30K; 1.5% for salaries over £30K and up to £50K; standstill for those on salaries over £50K. Increases effective 1 August 2009. July 2010
Wilson James (BBC contractor) 2% increase effective 1 July; the agreement will require a change of pay date for some staff. June 2010
Birmingham Hippodrome 1.5% for 2009/10 (0.5% paid in July, 1% paid in December, both figures backdated to April 2009). March 2010
Royal Opera House 1% consolidated plus £400 as a one-off payment with effect from 1 April 2009. The settlement also establishes that apprentices will be paid NMW plus 2% in year one and NMW plus 5% in year two.  March 2010
Johnson Controls (BBC Contractor) Two year deal confirmed in Dec 2009: £300 non-consolidated for 2009; minimum 1% consolidated for 2010  TBA
SOLT theates 2.5% increase from October 2009 (the award is an interim arrangement pending the conclusion of talks on a new agreement). March 2010
TMA theatres 2% increase from 6 April 2009, followed by 1% increase from 5 October 2009 March 2010
National Theatre 2% increase, effective 1 April 2009, on all rates and allowances in the BECTU/NT agreement. March 2010
Freelance construction crews 3% increase effective 18 August 2009 for year two of a three-year deal with PACT which will see an RPI increase implemented for 2010/11 August 2011
Edinburgh International Festival Society 3% increase on rates along with increase in holiday pay.  End of 2009 Festival season
BBC Studios and Post Production Ltd Flat rate increase of £450 for all staff earning below £60K from 1 August July 2010
BBC Flat rate increase of £450 for all staff earning below £60K from 1 August; pay freeze applied to all staff with earnings above £60K. July 2010
Deluxe Laboratories  3.25% increase from 1 July June 2010
FAA (Background Artistes) 5% increase effective 1 April  March 2010

Mayflower, Southampton

3% across the board, covers technical, front of house and box office staff. March 2010
Culture and Sport Glasgow 2.5% across the board March 2010
Sadlers Wells Theatre 2.5% across the board for all technical, front of house and box office staff March 2010
ITV plc From 1 January 2009: all full-time staff earning up to £25K, 4.2%; all full-time staff earning £25,001 - £40K, 2.5%; all full-time staff earning £40,001 - £60K, 2.1%. Pay freeze applied to all staff earning over £60,001. December 2009
Wales Millenium Centre 3.1% increase for the stage technical department December 2009
Belgrade Theatre, Coventry 3% across the board for all staff March 2010
English National Ballet 2.7% increase for all technical grades. March 2010
Royal Shakespeare Company 3% increase across the board for technical, production, front of house, and box office staff March 2010
Disney Theatrical Productions 4% or RPI, whichever is the greater, for technical staff working on Lion King in the West End (Year 3 of 3 year deal) (Details) August 2010
Disney Theatrical Productions 4% or RPI, whichever is the greater, for technical staff working on Lion King in the West End (Year 2 of 3 year deal) (Details) August 2009
Welsh National Opera 3%, includes Cardiff Theatrical Services (Year 3 of 3 year deal) (Details) April 2009
Odeon 3%, or 3.5% depending on inflation, for projectionists (Year 2 of 2 year deal) (Details) January 2009
ITV Increase based on October 2008 RPI (Year 2 of 2 year deal) (Details) January 2009
BBC Scotland freelance 2% (Details) October 2008
SOLT (West End Theatres) 4.8% (Details) October 2008
Disney Theatrical Productions 5% for technical staff working on Lion King in the West End (Year 1 of 3 year deal) (Details) August 2008
Siemens SIS and SECL (formerly BBC Technology) 2.15% (Year 2 of 2 year deal) (Details). In Siemens SIS further negotiations resulted in 3% increase (Details). August 2008
BBC Resources 2% and £400 (Year 2 of 2 year deal) (Details) August 2008
BBC 2% (Year 2 of 2 year deal) (Details) August 2008
Wilson James 3.8% for Wilson James BBC security staff (Details) July 2008
Johnson Controls 4% for Johnson Controls BBC facilities management staff (Details) July 2008
Royal Opera House 4.5% until Sepetmber 2009 (Details) April 2008
National Theatre Front of house and catering 17.6% (Year 2 of 2 year deal) (Details), other staff 3.25% for 2008-2009 April 2008
Sadlers Wells Theatre 4% April 2008
TMA (Outside London theatres) 3.5% minimum hourly rates, 3% other payments and allowances, 0.5% increase in employer's pension contributions (Details) April 2008
Birmingham Hippodrome 4.1% April 2008
Birmingham Royal Ballet 2.7% April 2008
Welsh National Opera 3%, includes Cardiff Theatrical Services (Year 2 of 3 year deal) (Details) April 2008
Odeon 2.7% for projectionists (Year 1 of 2 year deal) (Details) January 2008
Glyndebourne Opera 8%, 2 year deal runs January 2008 to December 2009 (Details) December 2009
ITV 4.2%, £1,000 increase in redundancy pay cap, initiatives to encourage greater take-up of defined contribution pension scheme (Year 1 of 2 year deal) (Details) January 2008
London International Film School 4.2% (Details) January 2008
FAA (Film Artistes Association) 5.5% (Details) November 2007
BBC Scotland freelance 4% (Details) October 2007
SOLT (West End Theatres) 5%, 1.5% increase in matched pension contribution (Details) October 2007
Siemens SIS and SECL (formerly BBC Technology) 4%, £1,000 minimum rise (Year 1 of 2 year deal) (Details) August 2007
BBC 4%, £1,000 minimum rise (Year 1 of 2 year deal) (Details) August 2007
English National Opera RPI plus 0.5% (Year 3 of 3 year deal) (Details) August 2007
CBSO (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) 4.6% (next review date April 2008) July 2007
Soho Images 3% (Details) July 2007
National Theatre Front of house and catering 9% (Year 1 of 2 year deal), other staff 2.76% April 2007
Sheffield Theatres 4% April 2007
Birmingham Royal Ballet 3.5% April 2007
Birmingham Hippodrome 4.4% April 2007
Welsh National Opera 3.8%, includes Cardiff Theatrical Services (Year 1 of 3 year deal) (Details) April 2007
ITV £303 part cash, part shares bonus (Details) April 2007
BBC Resources 4%, £1,000 minimum rise (Year 1 of 2 year deal) (Details) April 2007
Film construction crews 9% (Details) April 2007
TMA (Outside London theatres) 4% Grades 1-4, 3% all other minimum pay rates, 0.5% increase in employer's pension contributions (Details) April 2007
Royal Opera House 3.5% (Details) April 2007
VT Communications (formerly Merlin) (BBC international transmitters) 4.6% (Year 1 of 2 year deal) April 2007
Birmingham Repertory Theatre 1.9%-3.6% or rate of inflation if greater (Year 2 of 2 year deal) April 2007
Glyndebourne Opera 3.9% pay and allowances with an increase to matched employer's pension contribution from 2% to 5%. January 2007
ITV 3.95% January 2007
SOLT (West End Theatres) 3.4% (Details (40k pdf)) October 2006
Downtown Radio (Northern Ireland EMAP) 3% October 2006
BBC 2.8%, night pay (low rate) increased by 6.4% (Details) August 2006
Red Bee Media (formerly BBC Broadcast) 3%, minimum £800 bonus, £1000 bonus for almost all staff with more than 12 months service (Details) August 2006
English National Opera 4.3% (Year 2 of 3 year deal) (Details) August 2006
Soho Images 3% (Details) July 2006
BBC Worldwide 2.6% July 2006
London Studios (ITV) 2.5% for grades affected by new conditions (Details) July 2006
Ofcom Increases for each performance level based on May 2006 RPI of 3% (staff get increases through performance review scheme except those on ITC terms retained after TUPE). Results in 71% of administrators, associates and senior associates (grades covered by recognition) receive increase equal to or more than 3%. In future the May RPI figure will be used each year to 'fix' the band three pay recommendation band. July 2006
UTV (Ulster TV) 2.5% increase in basic salary, 1% employer contribution to UTV Defined Benefit Pension Scheme (no increase in employee contributions). Company also putting 5.3m into the pension fund over the next three years. Nothing additional for those in Defined Contributions pension scheme. July 2006
ITV £500 part cash, part shares bonus for contribution to company's 2005 performance (Details). April 2006
TMA (Outside London theatres) 3.3%, 0.5% increase in employer’s pension contributions (Details) April 2006
Siemens Business Services Media (formerly BBC Technology) 3% (Details) April 2006
BBC Resources 2.5% (Details) April 2006
Technicolor Film Laboratory 3.5% (Details) April 2006
RSC (Royal Shakespeare Company) 2.5% April 2006
Lyric Theatre, Belfast 3.5% cost of living allowance April 2006
Birmingham Hippodrome 3.4% April 2006
Birmingham Royal Ballet 2.4% April 2006
Sheffield Theatres 2.5%-3.5% April 2006
Birmingham Repertory Theatre 2.4%-4.7% (Year 1 of 2 year deal) April 2006
CBSO (City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra) 2.4% April 2006
National Theatre 2.75% increase on rates of pay and allowances, with a minimum hourly rate of £6.25 which represents an increase on minimum rate of about 9%. April 2006
S4C 2.4%, salary less than £25,000 receive welcome rise of £1,000, working week reduced by 30 minutes, extra day’s annual leave per year of service after first five years up to a maximum of five extra days (Details) February 2006
English National Opera 3%, £50 increase in employer’s pension contributions (Year 1 of 3 year deal) (Details) August 2005
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