The Media and Entertainment Union


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.

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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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. Film Expo South - new for 2016
  2. Autumn Statement: Key points for BECTU members
  3. Whovians Arise: Dr Who fans called to show support for BBC
  4. What next after £100m BBC savings?
  5. Wednesday 18 November: #Lovetheatreday

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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.


BVE at ExCel 2016

23 - 25 February 2016

Location: London's ExCel, One Western Gateway, Royal Victoria Dock, London E16 1XL.

BVE returns once more to London's ExCel from 23-25 February 2016, promising a great day out.

Annual Conference 2016

14 - 15 May 2016

Location: Floral Hall, Devonshire Park, Eastbourne

BECTU's annual conference in 2016 runs over two days, Saturday/Sunday 14 & 15 May.

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