The Media and Entertainment Union


Organising VFX

Visual effects artists (VFX) asked BECTU for support to secure improvements to their working conditions. The campaign is now advanced. We have established a community of VFX artists who together, through BECTU, are articulating the needs and aspirations of this skilled group. The current focus is on the challenge of building relations with the employers. Join the debate at BVE on Thurs 27 Feb. Details here.

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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Easter strikes at Ritzy for London Living Wage

16 April 2014

Staff at the Ritzy cinema in South London are preparing for further strikes this Easter weekend in a bid to secure the London ...

Kings Place signs agreement with BECTU

12 April 2014

Staff at Kings Place, the music and arts venue in London's Kings Cross, have new rights at work following the signing of a ...

  1. Staff at Brighton Dome seek union recognition
  2. Grips dispute: international support is building
  3. TV drama production under threat from industrial unrest
  4. BECTU names Ritzy strike days over Easter
  5. Working party to address issues at BBC Religion & Ethics

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2014 course programme now available for booking - check them out here. New courses for 2014 Meeting Up and Linking In and Negotiating a Fair Deal for Freelances

New editing and post production courses coming very soon.

NEW & back by popular demand 27th June 2014 - pyrotechnics course in partnership with the Backstage Centre

Emergency First Aid at Work London, Salford and Leeds.

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

2014 BECTU reps short course programme now available to book.

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


PLASA:Focus: Leeds

29 - 30 April 2014

Location: The Royal Armouries, Leeds

May Day March & Rally

1 May 2014

Location: Clerkenwell Green to Trafalgar Square, London, 12-4pm

BECTU's banner will be on parade at the 2014, May Day march and rally. Come join us.

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