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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. 

Sound Values - Value Sound

Sound professionals want to be respected and paid properly for what they do. They want their work to be valued. They want to work decent hours with proper breaks wherever possible. When they supply their own equipment, they want to be paid properly for it. Our campaign is underway. Use the link to find out more.

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Union members at Royal Opera House to vote on strike action

28 April 2015

BECTU will serve formal notice later this week of a strike ballot at the Royal Opera House after today’s (Tuesday 28 April) ...

ITV unions launch ballot for strike action

22 April 2015

A strike ballot at ITV gets underway today (Wednesday 22 April) with the distribution of ballot papers by independent ...

  1. New policy year for PLI underway
  2. Shakespeare's Globe: tour guide strike dates will be named soon
  3. STUC to campaign for Living Wage in Scottish theatres
  4. STUC conference votes against more BBC privatisation
  5. Pay deal at Ericsson gets strong backing

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

A brand new course for May 2015 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 and 3 day First Aid at Work on 12-14 May booking here

BECTU's own IOSH accredited Creative Industries Safety Passport ...practical, cost-effective and widely recognised. Taking place in London, Salford, Leeds and Cardiff.

2015 BECTU reps short course programme now available to book.

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


BECTU Annual Conference 2015

9 - 10 May 2015

Location: Floral Hall, Devonshire Park, Eastbourne

BECTU's 2015 annual conference will be held in Eastbourne on Saturday 9 May.

Freelancers' Fair 2015

29 May 2015

Location: Ravensbourne College of Design & Communication, 6 Penrose Way, Greenwich Peninsula, London SE10 0EW

BECTU's annual event for freelancers in TV & film, staged with the support of several industry partners, marks its 10th ...

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