The Media and Entertainment Union


Give Picturehouse staff the living wage!

The fight continues for staff at Picturehouse cinemas, who are demanding the living wage. Sign BECTU's petition today to show your support. 

BBC Love It Or Lose It

The BBC Love It Or Lose It campaign, from the UK's Federation of Entertainment Unions, backs a well resourced Corporation funded from the licence fee.

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Strike ballot at Arqiva threatens Christmas TV

25 November 2015

TV transmission schedules over the Christmas period will be threatened if union members at Arqiva vote for industrial action.

Young Workers Week: 23-29 November

22 November 2015

The union's Young Members Forum is supporting the TUC's month-long focus on young workers with a special week of activities ...

  1. BBC pension trustee election approaching
  2. Autumn Statement: Key points for BECTU members
  3. Film Expo South - new for 2016
  4. Whovians Arise: Dr Who fans called to show support for BBC
  5. What next after £100m BBC savings?

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New Safety workshops in Cardiff.

The 2015 course programme is still available for booking here. We will be adding courses over the next few of months.

By popular demand Pyrotechnics Safety Awareness Monday 30th November, the Backstage Centre, Purfleet.

New IPAF course with Nationwide Plaforms Ltd on 4th November 2015.

New West End Theatres IT course throughout 2016, dates to be confirmed.

New Know Your Rights Course on Wednesday 2nd December 2015. 

Coming soon - a brand new course for How to deal with trauma, recognising post traumatic stress and coping with it. The course gives advice on how to avoid having a trauma on a production.

Other new courses for 2015 include Maximising Your Online Presence and Developing a Strategy  and multiple dates for the City and Guilds 7300 Introduction to Trainer Skills

Editing courses for 2015 available here new course one day Photoshop intro

2015 Emergency First Aid at Work dates here 

BECTU's own IOSH accredited Creative Industries Safety Passport ...practical, cost-effective and widely recognised. Next courses taking place in London and the North East . NEW North East venue the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art in Gateshead on 3rd September - AVAILABLE TO BOOK NOW.

2015 BECTU reps short course programme now available to book.

Go to BECTU Learning Projects for courses in England, Scotland & Wales.


FOCUS 2015

14 December - 15 November 2015

Location: Business Design Centre, 52 Upper Street, London, N1 0QH

FOCUS 2015, organised by The Location Guide, is "London's first international trade show, summit and networking event for film, ...

Facebook Runners’ Group Meet Up (sponsored by BECTU)

6 January 2016

Location: Seven Dials Club, 42 Earlham Street, WC2H 9LA, 19.00 till late.

Members of the Facebook Runners’ Group are invited to this get-together sponsored by BECTU. Meet with members of the group, the ...

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