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19 July 2016 BBC retreats over exploitative contracts in drama
BECTU has received assurances from the BBC that buyout contracts aimed at workers in drama, including junior staff, are not appropriate and will be 'investigated immediately'.
19 July 2016 Find Your Future 2016: summer event for apprentices and trainees Find Your Future 2016: summer event for apprentices and trainees
New entrants seeking apprenticeship and trainee opportunities in the creative sectors need to take part in Find Your Future 2016. Openings in film, TV, theatre and live events will be the focus of the day's programme.
15 July 2016 Voting in the Labour leadership election
BECTU has today distributed information to branch secretaries setting out members' voting rights in the upcoming election of the Labour Party leader. (This information has also been shared with members by email).
29 June 2016 Organising official vacancies: London base Organising official vacancies: London base
BECTU is recruiting to fill several organising official vacancies. The working base for these roles will be London although there may be a requirement to cover other areas of the UK. Details below; application deadline 12 noon, Friday 15 July.
27 June 2016 BECTU/Prospect merger ballot gets underway BECTU/Prospect merger ballot gets underway
A critical vote on BECTU's future gets underway today with the distribution of ballot papers on the BECTU/Prospect merger. All members should receive a ballot paper this week and the union's official policy, backed overwhelmingly by union representatives in May, is to secure a YES vote.
21 June 2016 Belgrade Coventry's 3% pay deal Belgrade Coventry's 3% pay deal
Members and staff at the Belgrade Theatre in Coventry have secured a 3% pay award for 2016-17.
21 June 2016 BECTU warns of Brexit impact on cultural sector BECTU warns of Brexit impact on cultural sector
BECTU is urging members to vote Remain in the EU referendum to protect the industry they work in.
21 June 2016 Pay increase for staff at Birmingham Rep
National official, Mick Corfield, has welcomed agreement on a pay increase for staff at the Birmingham Rep after long and drawn out talks.
13 June 2016 Union threatens broadcasters with boycott over race equality transparency Union threatens broadcasters with boycott over race equality transparency
BECTU is warning of a possible boycott of the soon-to-be-launched equality monitoring project, Project Diamond. The following press release was issued on Wednesday 1 June.
12 June 2016 Organising official vacancy: Scotland & the North East Organising official vacancy: Scotland & the North East
If you'd like to work with BECTU in support of creative sector workers in Scotland and the North East then here's a great opportunity. We're recruiting an organising official, based in Scotland; the application deadline is noon on Friday 1 July. Details below.

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