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Riggers (Commercials & Feature Films)

BECTU's recommended going rates of pay for Master Riggers and Advanced Riggers working on commercial productions.

Recommended rates are available to download from this page. The document also provides guidance on conditions of employment such as meal breaks, travel, insurance and health and safety.

BECTU is now urging all members working in feature films to apply the appropriate rates to all new contracts that are signed after 1 April.

Because BECTU has notified employers in the Film Industry about this, they will be expecting crew members to be quoting these rates from 1 April.

Information on the industry grading scheme.

Freelances and PLI

Public liability insurance cover, up to £10m per claim, is available to the union's freelance members at low cost. (Just £21 for the policy which runs from 1 May 2014 - 30 April 2015).  More info on PLI hereJoin BECTU  More on benefits and services.

Crewbus freelance members directory - have you prepared your entry? Contact Sharon Elliott for more info.

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