the media and entertainment union
a sector of Prospect

Eyes Half Shut campaign

We want to encourage productions to decrease hours to improve productivity, safety and your work life balance. 

BECTU has surveyed the industry about working hours, and their effect on productivity, safety and wellbeing. 

Questions for the survey were submitted by branches and our report into Long Hours and Productivity was launched at our BIG Crew event during Union Week on Wednesday 18 October. 

Like and follow our new Eyes Half Shut facebook page for updates on the campaign.

Help us shape the campaign

To help us shape the campaign and understand what your priorities are, we are asking every member to complete a short survey.  It will tell us, what aspects of long hours affect you most. The top issues will be shared with each Branch so together you can campaign affectively on the things you really care about, with real impact from the info you share with us.  Please click here: Survey Link

Access the report and our press release

You can view an advance copy of the report here; in addition our press release is here

You can sign our petition to end long hours culture here:  

We thank members and representatives and colleagues in our research department for their work on this project. 

The BIG Crew event

Your Industry, Your Voice: BECTU’s BIG Crew Event

Our BIG Crew event for workers in film, TV and commercials saw members and non-members come together to hear our panel of experts discuss two of the biggest challenges workers face - long hours and Brexit.