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Obituary: Sir Roger Moore
Obituary: Sir Roger Moore

24 May 2017

BECTU has expressed sadness at the death of Sir Roger Moore, aged 89.

World labour support after Manchester bomb
World labour support after Manchester bomb

24 May 2017

Prospect has received a message of support following the Manchester atrocity from international union body UNI-Global.

Film-makers, content producers: Friday 19 May is your day
Film-makers, content producers: Friday 19 May is your day

11 May 2017

The Freelancers' Fair is the best value industry day out there is and we'll definitely be putting on a show for film-makers and content producers on Friday 19 May. Whether you're new to the industry o...

Delegates back Picturehouse campaign at first sector conference
Delegates back Picturehouse campaign at first sector conference

9 May 2017

Members at Picturehouse cinemas, campaigning long and hard for the Living Wage, secured the overwhelming backing of delegates at the union's first conference as part of Prospect.

BBC lifts 1 June deadline on Songs of Praise
BBC lifts 1 June deadline on Songs of Praise

5 May 2017

BECTU has secured an agreement with the BBC to suspend plans for a 1 June transfer of staff to the new producers of Songs of Praise.

BECTU creates OB Network
BECTU creates OB Network

3 May 2017

Work in Outside Broadcasts (OBs) is a tale of highs and lows, with highly variable terms and conditions and often very long hours – pay reviews are rare and some rates have stood still for over ...

1 May starts new PLI policy year
1 May starts new PLI policy year

1 May 2017

Public liability insurance (PLI) is increasingly necessary for freelance workers in the creative sectors. Often an employer will require this as a condition of employment. That's why BECTU invests in ...

Culture unions publish manifesto for Midlands
Culture unions publish manifesto for Midlands

27 April 2017

BECTU is working with sister unions Equity, the Musicians' Union and the Writers Guild of Great Britain, with the support of the Midlands TUC, to press the case for more regional investment in culture...

Is the BBC washing its hands of staff on Songs of Praise?
Is the BBC washing its hands of staff on Songs of Praise?

24 April 2017

BECTU is today asking if the BBC wants to wash its hands of staff on Songs of Praise after managers awarded production of the long-running series to new providers.

Donald John Salter, boom operator, RIP
Donald John Salter, boom operator, RIP

22 April 2017

Former boom operator, Donald John Salter, better known as John Salter, has died; he passed away on Saturday 1 April after a brief stay in Kingston Hospital.

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