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BECTU negotiates with the Society of London Theatre on rates of pay and conditions of service for theatre workers in London's West End.

Available for members only here are the SOLT/BECTU rates effective 1 October 2014 until 1 October 2017 inclusive. The datasheet covers the 4.5% increase from October 2014 - April 2016, and the 4% increase from April 2016 - October 2017. 

SOLT/BECTU agreement.

Also attached to this page UK Theatre/SOLT touring allowances for Dec-Mar 2015. 

Page last updated 3 December 2014.

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