BECTU has launched a comprehensive set of standards for the live events industry to fight for better working conditions for its members in the sector.
The campaign comes as more than three quarters (76%) of BECTU members in the live events sector felt pay in the sector needed to be improved by setting minimum rates. A further two thirds (69%) of respondents named long hours as their biggest concern in their roles, followed by almost half (46%) reporting lack of crew welfare facilities and one in three (30%) expressing concern over health and safety.
BECTU plans to directly address this in its set of standards for the industry, which also covers health and safety, diversity inclusion and provision of appropriate facilities based on the Equality Act’s protected characteristics.
You can find the Set of Standards here.
Members and reps can find the charter that this campaign and standards are based on here.
Show your support
Members and workers can show their support for the standards by signing up here.
Employers can sign up to the standards by contacting BECTU directly.
Share your support with the hashtag #SOSLiveEvents #LEN and by liking and following our Live Events Network Facebook page here.