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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.

T&Cs from 2013 continue to apply

Until a new agreement is in place Ts & Cs from the previous 2013 rate card continue to apply; for this reason the 2013 ratecard remains attached to this page as terms and conditions are set out there. (Use the download link top left of the screen, or scroll to the bottom of the page).  

The TV Committee have been, and will continue to be, in separate negotiations with employers to design, approve and publish an agreed revised set of terms of employment for the TV Drama Sector.

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. 

BECTU supports the '24/35' campaign which seeks to raise awareness of the recommended rate card in TV Drama. 

Lighting Console Operators Ratecard

An updated ratecard for lighting console operators (April 2017) 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 30 January 2018