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- 6 March 2015 Globe facing strike action from tour guides
Shakespeare’s Globe is facing strike action from its exhibition and tour guides following the venue’s proposed pay increase of 54p per hour in November.
- 5 March 2015 ITV profits give push to pay claim
- Record-breaking profits justify union claim for a better rise.
- 5 March 2015 Ritzy Living Wage campaigners win TUC Youth Award
- The successful dispute by BECTU members over the Living Wage at the Ritzy Cinema Brixton has won the 2015 TUC Youth Campaign Award
- 3 March 2015 Vacancy: London Theatres Learning Organiser
- BECTU, the specialist trade union for workers in broadcasting, film, theatre and entertainment, has a vacancy for a Learning Organiser based in London.
- 2 March 2015 What future for BBC Production: BECTU comments
- The BBC's director general Tony Hall has today confirmed, after months of speculation, a two-stage plan for the future of BBC Production. The first stage would see the creation of a new division within the BBC, dubbed BBC Studios, ahead of the second stage, the creation of a new wholly owned subsidiary.
- 26 February 2015 Ultimatum to producers on film pay rates
- Film craft branches will launch their own rate cards unless industry agreement talks make progress.
- 23 February 2015 Visit us at BVE 24-26 February
- Two years ago BVE moved to the ExCel exhibition centre in London’s Docklands and the event has gone from strength to strength. If you’ve yet to visit the show you’re in luck as there’s another opportunity coming right up.
- 20 February 2015 PACT/BECTU film fee talks critical
- A critical point has been reached in the epic negotiations over an agreement to cover freelances in the film industry.
- 20 February 2015 Entertainment unions’ joint statement after ENO meeting
The general secretaries of BECTU, Equity and the Musicians Union - respectively Gerry Morrissey, Christine Payne and John Smith - issued the following statement today (Friday 20 February) following a meeting with senior management at the English National Opera (ENO).
- 18 February 2015 Belgrade Theatre will pay Living Wage
- Coventry's Belgrade Theatre has joined the list of employers willing to pay the Living Wage.