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28 April 2015 Union members at Royal Opera House to vote on strike action Union members at Royal Opera House to vote on strike action
BECTU will serve formal notice later this week of a strike ballot at the Royal Opera House after today’s (Tuesday 28 April) talks at ACAS ended without agreement.
22 April 2015 ITV unions launch ballot for strike action ITV unions launch ballot for strike action
A strike ballot at ITV gets underway today (Wednesday 22 April) with the distribution of ballot papers by independent scrutineers, Electoral Reform Services.
22 April 2015 STUC conference votes against more BBC privatisation STUC conference votes against more BBC privatisation
BECTU’s campaign to protect in-house BBC Production continued this week at the STUC's annual conference where union reps backed the call for no further privatisation of the BBC in Scotland.
22 April 2015 STUC to campaign for Living Wage in Scottish theatres STUC to campaign for Living Wage in Scottish theatres
The STUC will fight for the Living Wage for theatre workers in publicly funded Scottish venues after a motion from BECTU was approved at this week's congress.
20 April 2015 Cinema production course in Ipswich Cinema production course in Ipswich
A one-day cinema presentation course for cinema managers and operators will take place at the Ipswich Film Theatre this April.
20 April 2015 Pay deal at Ericsson gets strong backing Pay deal at Ericsson gets strong backing
BECTU members in Ericsson Broadcast and Media Services (formerly Red Bee Media) have given their overwhelming backing to a 2.5% pay offer for 2015-16.
15 April 2015 Danny Cohen to debate BBC's future at Freelancers' Fair Danny Cohen to debate BBC's future at Freelancers' Fair
The BBC's director of television, Danny Cohen, will join BECTU's general secretary, Gerry Morrissey in a debate about the future of the BBC at next month's Freelancers' Fair.
13 April 2015 Arts & Media Hustings: Spotlight on Scotland Arts & Media Hustings: Spotlight on Scotland
As the UK prepares for the general election, members of the entertainment unions will gather at Hampden Park in Glasgow on Wednesday 15 April for a panel discussion on arts funding, broadcasting and the film industry.
11 April 2015 Young Vic ushers edge closer to Living Wage Young Vic ushers edge closer to Living Wage
BECTU have welcomed a proposal to increase ushers' pay at the Young Vic theatre to £9.00 per hour.
11 April 2015 Pay, hours and contracts top list of concerns for UK Theatre workers Pay, hours and contracts top list of concerns for UK Theatre workers
This week theatre industry weekly, The Stage, reported on BECTU's survey of workers employed at UK Theatre venues. Here are the union's headline findings.

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