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25 March 2015 BBC’s announcement on Clarkson is the ‘right decision’ says BECTU BBC’s announcement on Clarkson is the ‘right decision’ says BECTU
Media and entertainment union, BECTU, which is recognised to represent staff at the BBC has issued the following statement following the BBC's decision ((25 March) to end Jeremy Clarkson's employment on Top Gear.
24 March 2015 Film talks: BECTU members to quote going rates from 1 April Film talks: BECTU members to quote going rates from 1 April
BECTU members working across the range of film-making skills so appreciated by producers outside the UK will seek to enforce a new set of going pay rates from 1 April.
24 March 2015 TUC Young Workers to address housing crisis TUC Young Workers to address housing crisis
The TUC Young Workers Forum will make housing for young people a priority campaign in the coming year, following a proposal from BECTU.
23 March 2015 Neville Lawrence to open Move on Up North careers event Neville Lawrence to open Move on Up North careers event
Neville Lawrence - father of Stephen Lawrence, whose name is central to race relations in the UK - is to underline the importance of attaining a truly diverse media when he delivers a keynote address at Move on Up North in Salford on Wednesday 25 March.
17 March 2015 ADs branch publishes new film and TV drama rates ADs branch publishes new film and TV drama rates
BECTU's newly established Assistant Directors branch has published its terms and conditions along with rates members will be applying to all new contracts signed after 1 April 2015.
17 March 2015 UK film: what future post-election? UK film: what future post-election?
If you care about UK film, do join us to debate the future after the general election on Wednesday 25 March in London. (Venue details below).
13 March 2015 Rio Dalston wins BECTU recognition Rio Dalston wins BECTU recognition
Staff at the Rio Centre in Dalston now have the right to collective bargaining through BECTU following a decision from the Central Arbitration Committee this week. The CAC is the official government body which rules on claims for union recognition.
12 March 2015 Advice on how to tackle the bullies Advice on how to tackle the bullies
With Jeremy Clarkson's conduct at work in the spotlight again this week, time to reach out to creative sector workers everywhere who may be suffering workplace bullying.
11 March 2015 Dispute continues over pay for Globe tour guides Dispute continues over pay for Globe tour guides
BECTU have issued Shakespeare’s Globe management with a letter giving seven days notice of intention to ballot BECTU members for industrial action, up to and including strike action.
11 March 2015 Courses this spring with BECTU Courses this spring with BECTU
Media professionals looking to gain some new skills this spring are invited to consider BECTU's Introduction to Final Cut Pro 7 course, or the Finance for Freelances course.

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