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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BECTU responds to the TU Bill

10 October 2015

On Sunday 4 October, BECTU members joined thousands of other trade unionists at the national rally and march in Manchester ...

Globe tour guides settle pay dispute

01 October 2015

Tour guides at Shakespeare's Globe have settled their long running pay dispute. This week members at the venue voted ...

  1. Bid to make Edinburgh Fringe a Living Wage festival
  2. Labour Party fringe meeting on BBC
  3. Royal Albert Hall rejects staff vote for union recognition
  4. PLASA Show 2015 is nearly here!
  5. 'BBC Studios must not be privatised', says BECTU

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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 on 15th September 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.


Underwire Festival 2015

20 November 2015

Location: Hackney Attic (Picturehouse Cinema), 270 Mare Street, London, E8 1HE

Now in its sixth year, come and celebrate women’s talent in filmmaking.

TheatreCraft 2015

20 November 2015

Location: Royal Opera House

BECTU is looking forward to being part of Theatrecraft 2015 as the event for upcoming theatre professionals celebrates its 10th ...

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