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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Pay, hours and contracts top list of concerns for UK Theatre workers

11 April 2015

This week theatre industry weekly, The Stage, reported on BECTU's survey of workers employed at UK Theatre venues. Here are the ...

BBC TV Drama: Lighting technicians’ rates increase

01 April 2015

Lighting technicians working on in-house BBC TV drama productions will start benefiting today (1 April) from new pay rates ...

  1. Pay deal at Ericsson gets strong backing
  2. Danny Cohen to debate BBC's future at Freelancers' Fair
  3. Arts & Media Hustings: Spotlight on Scotland
  4. Young Vic ushers edge closer to Living Wage
  5. Strike action postponed at Royal Opera House

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

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 May 2015 - 10 May 2014

Location: Floral Hall, Devonshire Park, Eastbourne

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

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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