the media and entertainment union
a sector of Prospect

Start date: 17 January 2018

Venue: Scottish Event Campus (SEC), Glasgow

PLASA Focus Glasgow, from 17-18 January, is Scotland’s only event for professional audio, lighting, AV, rigging and other products and services for the events and entertainment industries.

As well as bringing the latest technologies under one roof, the show hosts product demonstrations, technical workshops and a packed education programme. More details from the organisers here.

On Thursday 18 January, at 2.45pm (precise venue TBC) we will be running a session led by our Scottish officer, Paul McManus:

Working Hours: Is the long hours culture damaging productivity?

A  new study into the long hours culture in the creative sector, particularly with reference to film and TV, has told some home truths. Published in October 2017, the report, dubbed Eyes Half Shut, reveals a shocking working culture, and a widespread belief that these practices are the result of poor management rather than any genuine business need. What’s your experience? With welcome new investment in production in Scotland, BECTU, the industry trade union, says it’s time the industry tackled the negative impact on its people of long hours.

Register to attend PLASA here.