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19 May 2016 C4's David Abraham joins debate at Freelancers' Fair C4's David Abraham joins debate at Freelancers' Fair
David Abraham, Channel 4's chief executive is to join the debate on the future of the channel at this year's Freelancers' Fair.
17 May 2016 BBC announces £15million cuts in online BBC announces £15million cuts in online
Last week’s publication of the BBC White Paper was spun to suggest that the BBC had ‘got away lightly’ and that Charter Review was all about securing the organisation. This week, however, a new round of cuts has begun with 40 jobs put at risk today after an Online Creative Review resolved to save £15million.
16 May 2016 Jane Perry heads up new BECTU executive Jane Perry heads up new BECTU executive
BECTU's 2016 annual conference also saw the declaration of the results of the recent NEC elections. Jane Perry, was re-elected as president for a second consecutive term (2016-18).
15 May 2016 Members to vote on Prospect merger Members to vote on Prospect merger
After a momentous decision at BECTU's 2016 annual conference, union members are to vote on a merger with Prospect, the union representing specialists in the public and private sectors across the UK.
12 May 2016 BBC White Paper spells real danger for the people's BBC BBC White Paper spells real danger for the people's BBC
BECTU has expressed major reservations about two key aspects of the government’s BBC White Paper which has been unveiled today. (What follows is BECTU's media release).
11 May 2016 Rio cinema staff to strike on 25 May Rio cinema staff to strike on 25 May
Staff at The Rio, one of London’s most prominent independent cinemas, have voted today to take strike action. Seventy per cent of BECTU members took part in the ballot and 93% cast their vote for industrial action. Strike action will take place on Wednesday 25 May.
1 May 2016 Freelancers' Fair 2016 - is this our best line up ever? Freelancers' Fair 2016 - is this our best line up ever?
Join us at our annual Freelancers' Fair and you'll be in the finest of creative company. David Elstein, Tony Garnett, Peter Kosminsky, Ken Loach, Mark Thomas and Pat Younge will all be taking part.
22 April 2016 First ever runners' ratecard coming soon First ever runners' ratecard coming soon
BECTU is inviting all runners working in film and TV to take part in a new survey designed to assess how much the industry is paying.
22 April 2016 New app will help background artistes with pay
In the spirit of helping background artistes to get the most out of the PACT/BECTU pay agreement, union representatives have developed an app to help members to calculate their pay.
21 April 2016 Croydon Council rejects pleas for phased Fairfield Halls closure
Croydon Council has rejected pleas from community organisers for a phased closure of the Fairfield Halls site so that arts services can be retained during the planned redevelopment. Councillors backed complete closure of the site at a meeting held on Monday 18 April.

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