the media and entertainment union
a sector of Prospect

New daily rate from 1 January 2017

Members voted in September 2016 by a majority of 2-1 to accept a new daily rate of £247.50 with effect from 1 January 2017. 

At the time of the ballot, talks were continuing between Pact and BECTU regarding T&Cs with the aim of producing a workable document by 31st December 2016. The subject of overtime was to be high on the agenda. Budget bands also formed part of this discussion. Read more from the Lighting Technicians branch.

Terms and Conditions for Independent TV Drama

A new agreement covering TV Drama production was introduced on 1 December 2017. The agreement applies to jobs that are run by PACT members. If you are working for a non-PACT company, we suggest you use this document as guidance to negotiate the best deal you can. 

All information and advice relating to the agreement can be found here

If you have a query about the agreement or wish to report non-compliance or abuse please email

Deal memo

As part of our discussions with management, it has been agreed that each crew member should receive a Deal Memo at the time of engagement. More info here. 

Lighting Console Operators Ratecard

An updated ratecard for lighting console operators (January 2019) is available to download from this page.

Important note: There are agreed rates for Electricians. Please note that, unlike many other BECTU ratecards, Lighting Electricians’ rates are recognised by Pact as “Agreed Rates”  

Last page update 21 January 2019.