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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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BECTU will be part of TheatreCraft 2015

20 August 2015

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

Save the BBC: time to write to your MP

18 August 2015

If you value the BBC's output and the future good health of the Corporation, now's the time to put pen to paper. Please write ...

  1. Appeal for career info on John 'Derek' Brady
  2. March with BECTU: 4 Oct Manchester
  3. Labour leadership candidates speak on the creative industries
  4. Find Your Future 2015: last few tickets!
  5. Royal Albert Hall staff vote for BECTU recognition

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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.


PLASA 2015

4 - 6 October 2015

Location: ExCeL London, One Western Gateway Victoria Dock Rd, London, E16 1XL.

Join us at the trade show for live entertainment technologies. World famous exhibitors and a host of support for the industry's ...

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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