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Riggers (Commercials & Feature Films)

Please note: where the rates posted on this page, or in this rates area, apply to big budget features these will be superceded from 1 June 2015 by the new ratecard and terms and conditions documents,  published by BECTU on 5 May 2015.

For more information see this page (where you will find attached the new ratecard and terms and conditions docs). BECTU members should send any queries to

Where the rates on these pages cover Commercials or TV Drama these recommended rates will continue to apply.

BECTU's recommended going rates of pay for Master Riggers and Advanced Riggers working on commercial productions (not big budget).

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.

Information on the industry grading scheme.

Last page update 15 May 2015. 

Freelancers and PLI

Public liability insurance cover, up to £10m per claim, is available to the union's freelance members at low cost. (Just £30 for the policy which runs from 1 May 2016 - 30 April 2017).  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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