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Find details here of BECTU's latest campaigns and projects. Use the information here to take part.

BBC Love It Or Lose It

The campaign, backed by all members of the Federation of Entertainment Unions (BECTU is one member of the group), wants a well resourced BBC funded from the licence fee.

The Tory government is proposing that the BBC take responsibility for free licence fees for the over-75s a move which would cost the BBC £650m - 20% of its income....

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Organising VFX

BECTU is the union for staff working in the Visual Effects (VFX) industry ...... What’s the problem in VFX?

 VFX studios are being put under a financial squeeze by production companies. Instead of competing on the quality of work that they can produce, many are participating in a destructive race to rock bottom, paying...

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Protecting Copyright

BECTU is part of the industry coalition which is campaigning for greater protections for creative rights against illegal downloads. The union also works with the Industry Trust on this issue.

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Say No To Exploitation In TV

The results of our 2014 survey into working conditions in factual TV are now out. Find the initial report (more to come) behind the News tab.

In 2013, close to 350 people took part in the union's first survey. Strong and consistent themes emerged which underline the importance of the Say No to Exploitation in TV campaign. View Campaign

Sound Values, Value Sound

Sound Values, Value Sound was launched officially on in November 2013.

The campaign plan, now rolling out in 2015, centres on the following aims: 

  • Firm up BECTU's rate card to produce a more comprehensive version covering a wide range of sectors and work-grades. Rates will be based upon BECTU's Sound Rate Register res...

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