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22 May 2015 Leading industry figures join Freelancers’ Fair line-up Leading industry figures join Freelancers’ Fair line-up
BECTU's annual Freelancers' Fair, which combines debates on key topics with practical sessions to assist freelancers in film and TV, takes place on Friday 29 May at Ravensbourne. A debate about the future of the BBC and the Class Ceiling are just two of this year's highlights. BECTU issued the following press release earlier this week.
18 May 2015 BBC wants to slash HR staff numbers BBC wants to slash HR staff numbers
Humans Resources effort in the BBC could be cut dramatically if proposals to close more than 60 posts are confirmed. The jobs were put at risk last month when plans for a new outsourced service based in Birmingham were also unveiled.
18 May 2015 Globe tour guides on strike: "The Pays the Thing" Globe tour guides on strike: "The Pays the Thing"
Tour guides at Shakespeare's Globe have staged their first ever strike today in support of their claim for a pay increase.
14 May 2015 Massive support for ITV national strike Massive support for ITV national strike
The complacency of senior ITV executives in the face of serious union representations on the 2015 pay review, has met with a successful strike at key ITV sites across the country today (14 May 2015).
14 May 2015 Freelancers' Fair 2015: Meet the Exhibitors Freelancers' Fair 2015: Meet the Exhibitors
The Freelancers' Fair exhibition is an expression of partnership. More than 20 organisations providers of education, training, networking and jobs services, and other support and opportunities come together to share their expertise.
13 May 2015 Lobby of ITV shareholders’ meeting to coincide with 24-hour strike Lobby of ITV shareholders’ meeting to coincide with 24-hour strike
BECTU issued the following press release today ahead of the 24 hour strike at ITV tomorrow (14 May) called to coincide with the ITV Shareholders Annual General Meeting in Westminster.
13 May 2015 Studio managers in BBC News to strike Studio managers in BBC News to strike
Studio managers working on BBC domestic radio news programmes have today voted by 82% in favour of strike action, to 18% against, in a dispute about leave rights after work on a public holiday.
13 May 2015 Globe tour guides set for strike action on 18 May Globe tour guides set for strike action on 18 May
Tour guides at Shakespeare’s Globe will begin a campaign of industrial action in support of their pay claim with a strike on Monday 18 May.
12 May 2015 BECTU recommends 6% pay offer from UK Theatre BECTU recommends 6% pay offer from UK Theatre
BECTU is urging members covered by the UK Theatre agreement to support a 6% pay offer over two years. The collective agreement sets core terms and conditions for some 200 theatres across the UK.
11 May 2015 Freelancers' Fair 2015 - book now! Freelancers' Fair 2015 - book now!
The union's annual Freelancers' Fair returns to Ravensbourne on Friday 29 May and we have a great day in store.

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