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BECTU asks BBC to pause Compete and Compare
BECTU asks BBC to pause Compete and Compare

27 March 2017

BECTU is calling on the BBC to pause its Compete and Compare policy after the future of its Religion and Ethics department was thrown into doubt by the decision to outsource Songs of Praise.

Creatives back call for Picturehouse living wage boycott
Creatives back call for Picturehouse living wage boycott

23 March 2017

Low paid workers fighting for the Living Wage at Picturehouse cinemas have received a great boost to their campaign. Their call for a boycott of the Picturehouse circuit, owned by Cineworld, has won t...

Unions boycott broadcasters’ diversity plan
Unions boycott broadcasters’ diversity plan

14 March 2017

BECTU and the Writers Guild have resolved to boycott the broadcasters’ Project Diamond diversity initiative. Their press release is set out below.

BECTU demands urgent BBC meeting over loss of Songs of Praise
BECTU demands urgent BBC meeting over loss of Songs of Praise

10 March 2017

Broadcasting union BECTU is demanding protection for long-serving BBC staff members who do not wish to be compulsorily transferred to an independent production company.

Brighton Picturehouse joins Living Wage dispute
Brighton Picturehouse joins Living Wage dispute

10 March 2017

BECTU members at the Duke of York's in Brighton are to stage their first strike for the Living Wage on Saturday 18 March. The Duke of York's is part of the 23 venue Picturehouse circuit.

Budget: BECTU slams freelance tax hike
Budget: BECTU slams freelance tax hike

8 March 2017

A plan to increase taxes on freelance workers has been condemned by BECTU, the media, entertainment, and communications sector of trade union Prospect.

BECTU members vote for BBC Studios deal
BECTU members vote for BBC Studios deal

8 March 2017

BBC staff set to transfer to BBC Studios Ltd have today voted in favour of a package of measures designed to protect their terms and conditions.

Picturehouse workers strike again on Saturday 25 February
Picturehouse workers strike again on Saturday 25 February

23 February 2017

Workers at four Picturehouse venues are to stage a further 24 hour strike starting at 6am on Saturday 25 February in support of their campaign for the London Living Wage.

BBC unions submit 2017 pay claim
BBC unions submit 2017 pay claim

22 February 2017

Unions at the BBC - BECTU, the NUJ and Unite - have submitted their annual pay claim to the BBC, ahead of the 1 August pay review date.

Planned closure of The London Studios is a betrayal of staff, says BECTU
Planned closure of The London Studios is a betrayal of staff, says BECTU

21 February 2017

BECTU issued the following statement today following news of ITV's plans to close The London Studios.

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