BECTU is campaigning for productions to decrease hours to improve productivity, safety and work life balance in the film and TV industries.
A new stream of activity gets underway in June 2018 starting with a focus on first aid. Use the news tab to access the latest story and check out the resources below. Please share the links to encourage your teams to be first aid ready.
Resources to boost your knowledge of first aid
- Vinnie Jones CPR video – ‘Stayin Alive’
- BECTU First Aid courses
- How to do CPR
- FAST – Stroke Recognition - Video 1, Video 2, Video 3.
BECTU surveyed the industry about working hours, and their effect on productivity, safety and wellbeing. The survey results were present in the union's report 'Eyes Half Shut', which was launched at our BIG Crew event during Union Week in October 2017.
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A campaign shaped by BECTU members
All of BECTU's campaigning is shaped by members, according to their priorities.
Members have been surveyed twice to understand where the campaign focus should be. Individual branches have now been given a report telling them what aspects of long hours affect individual departments of the film and TV industry most. Branches have been invited to work with the union to develop bespoke campaigns for their departments around this theme.
Read the report
Sign the petition
BECTU is calling for all parts of the industry to come together to form a commission dedicated to reducing the industry's reliance on a long-hours working culture. You can sign our petition in support of this demand at http://Bit.ly/eyes-petition
Get involved in branch campaigning
Look out for our branch campaigns throughout 2018 on specific aspects of long-hours working, including:
- Short term physical health risks
- Damage to family
- Physical dangers driving / working with heavy equipment
- Management issues - productivity etc
- Equality - particuarly issues affecting women
- Mental health risks
- Bullying resulting from long hours.
Last page update 5 June 2018.