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BECTU is at its strongest when members take part in the union's activities. 

Joining BECTU is the first step of course; from there we encourage members to take part in branch affairs. Branch representatives need the support of their members to do their work effectively.

If you're a BECTU member, come along to meetings and lend a hand to support activity in the workplace.If you're not receiving details of branch meetings, contact us with details and we'll put you in touch with your branch officials. Members also have the opportunity to support branch activity online.

Invitation to join

Non-members have a standing invitation to find out more about what the union has to offer and to join us. Local and workplace recruitment events and public fairs, provide a welcome opportunity for us to meet with future members.

In addition BECTU takes part in key trade events such as BVE, the ABTT Show and PLASA and our officials are regularly invited to speak to students on theatre, film and media courses. The Student Register supports our work with students. New entrants who join within a year of graduation/training save on the cost of membership.

Get active

Members also have the opportunity to get involved with the running of their branch. Branch representative elections are held annually. Find out more about the role of branches

Whether you're interested in a formal role as branch secretary or steward, or if you have a specific interest in equality, training or health and safety, BECTU values the contribution of those willing to play an active part.

We are especially keen that our branch representatives should reflect society's make up. Whatever your gender, colour or race, disability, sexual orientiation or religion, we are interested in your views on the industry. Get involved in BECTU and tell us how you think the needs of staff and freelancers should be met. 

BECTU training

Our training programme for representatives is extensive. Don't forget that a formal union role comes with rights to time off for union duties, including training for those duties.

Last page update 17 September 2017.