Hello! Thanks for your interest in the BECTU Women's Equality Committee and our campaigns. This page serves to explain what the Committee is, what our work entails and how you can get more involved in the different levels of BECTU, along with some links we think you might find of interest.
What is the BECTU Womens Equality Committee (WEC)?
The BECTU WEC comprises of elected representatives from across BECTU’s industrial divisions.
The divisions represented are…
Regional Production Division
London Production Division
Arts and Entertainment Division
Independent Broadcasting Division
Communications and Digital Division
More information on divisions can be found at https://www.bectu.org.uk/get-involved/divisions
As well as being part of one of these divisions, you’ll also be part of a branch. Multiple branches make up the divisions. More information about branches can be found at https://www.bectu.org.uk/get-involved/branches
Current Campaign Focuses
- Stopping sexual harassment in the workplace
- Reducing unconscious bias
- Increasing awareness of Menopause at work
- BECTU Womens Mentoring Scheme
- Supporting topical and current campaigns where possible
How to get more involved?
Currently all seats on the WEC are filled by active members of the represented divisions, but we still want you to get active too and help us with our campaigns!
The first step to getting more involved in your union, is attending your next branch meeting.
*Not sure what branch/division you’re in, contact BECTU HQ for more info, and ask for details about your next branch meeting. https://www.bectu.org.uk/get-involved/branches
We are actively trying to promote more diversity within branch meetings, so we really look forward hearing about you getting more involved locally.
You can also get more involved and become a branch rep! More info on that can be found here https://www.bectu.org.uk/training-development/union-rep-training
There are also opportunities to get involved at different levels of the union, to find out more about the union structure, check out our “Who’s Who” page - https://www.bectu.org.uk/about/who-is-who
Useful Links to Online Learning Tools
TUC's ENotes - https://www.tuceducation.org.uk/local/enotes/index.php
UnionLearn - https://www.unionlearn.org.uk
TUC - https://www.tuc.org.uk/
FutureLearn - https://www.futurelearn.com/
ACAS Online Learning - https://elearning.acas.org.uk/
Further Reading and Gender Reports
Prospect Links - https://www.prospect.org.uk/help-at-work/equality-diversity/gender
Prospect Recruit, Retain, Organise - https://www.prospect.org.uk/be-involved/recruit-retain-organise
TUC’s Gender policies and reports - https://www.tuc.org.uk/research-analysis/equality
TUC Wales’ Menopause at work Toolkit - https://www.tuc.org.uk/menopause-workplace-toolkit-trade-unionists-wales-tuc-cymru
BECTU’s Womens Health and Safety Policy - https://www.bectu.org.uk/advice-resources/library/1884
The British Entertainment History Project - https://historyproject.org.uk/content/about-us
Also, if you use facebook we have a women's group where you can connect with other BECTU women and talk all things diversity/women in the workplace or related union stuff - let us know the email address you use for facebook and we'll send you an invite. For more information contact Skills & Professional Development Officer, Rachel Bennett
We also have a Women's Health and Safety Policy, which you can access here.
Page updated 16 May 2019