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8 April 2012 Works for You: guide to the co-operative model Works for You: guide to the co-operative model
BECTU's work with Cooperatives UK to look further into the benefits of the co-operative model to support workers in the creative sector is summed up in a new report, Works for You.
28 March 2012 Dark Shadows voted best production by FAA Dark Shadows voted best production by FAA
Dark Shadows, the latest film from director Tim Burton and due for UK release in May, was voted best production to work on by the union's background artistes who held their annual general meeting last weekend (25 March).
7 April 2011 New guidance on setting up a co-op New guidance on setting up a co-op
Interested in setting up a co-operative? Initial help is available through a set of factsheets produced by Co-operatives UK.
26 March 2011 Background artistes celebrate 'unsung heros' Background artistes celebrate 'unsung heros'
The Film Artistes Association (FAA), the section of BECTU which looks after background artistes, announced the winners of their 'unsung heros' awards earlier this month.
18 December 2010 New study into co-operatives in entertainment New study into co-operatives in entertainment
A report into the suitability of the co-operative model for freelances working in media and entertainment has been published by BECTU and Co-operatives UK.
2 December 2010 Petition calls for agents to be licensed Petition calls for agents to be licensed
BECTU, Equity and the National Association of Supporting Artistes Agents (NASAA) have joined forces to launch a petition calling on the Department for Business Innovation and Skills (BIS) to examine the case for the licensing of agents in the entertainment industry.
12 October 2010 New agency regulations come into force
Background artistes are advised to study the changes to the agency regulations which came into force on 1 October 2010.
31 August 2010 New agency regulations in October
New agency regulations will come into force in Great Britain on 1 October 2010.
14 July 2010 New resources from Co-operatives UK
Co-operatives UK has launched some new resources for people working in the creative sector who are interested in setting up a co-operative.
13 May 2010 What is a co-operative? Read our FAQs
BECTU is working with Co-operatives UK to examine whether a co-operative model could provide a solution to the exploitation which some union members reliant on agencies for work are experiencing.
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