the media and entertainment union
a sector of Prospect

A number of BECTU branches host meetings where members get together to produce a ratecard for their grades and for specific areas of production (TV drama, factual TV, feature films etc).

Each branch has a right to produce any ratecard that it chooses to, subject to the approval of their division (in this case the London Production division). The rates offered here are the most recent ones to be published by your branch. 

BECTU's production divisions urge every branch to publish a new ratecard each year. If you wish to get involved in this work, and help your branch to establish an updated ratecard, please email or contact your branch official. 

Recommended going rates for grips

Attached is a document containing suggested rates of pay for: key grip; best boy grip; level 3, level 2 and level 1 grip; head tech; and trainee, effective as of April 2015. 

Last page update 9 October 2017