The Media and Entertainment Union


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.

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. 

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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 ...

Theatrecraft, Friday 20 November

18 November 2015

Join us for Theatrecraft's 10th birthday on Friday 20 November at the Royal Opera House. This free event, for those heading for ...

  1. Whovians Arise: Dr Who fans called to show support for BBC
  2. What next after £100m BBC savings?
  3. Wednesday 18 November: #Lovetheatreday
  4. BECTU challenges 'Compete or Compare' in radio
  5. Challenge to BBC over staff bonuses

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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.


Culture Under Corbyn?

25 November 2015

Location: De Vere, 138-142 Holborn, London EC1N 2NQ

What can we expect for culture under Jeremy Corbyn, new Labour Party leader? Join Michael Dugher MP, shadow secretary of state ...

Scottish Freelance Training Event & Meeting

25 November 2015

Location: BECTU, Room F4, 150 Brand Street. Glasgow G51 1DH GB

A free event hosted by BECTU's Scottish Freelance Branch open to members and non-members. Presentations and seminars geared ...

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