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2 February 2016 Royal Television Society launches 2016 bursary programme Royal Television Society launches 2016 bursary programme
Generous bursaries totalling £75,000 are now available to a range of undergraduate students
22 January 2016 New redeployment policy for BBC staff New redeployment policy for BBC staff
Three months after talks got underway, the BBC has signed a new redeployment policy with its staff unions. BECTU had pressed the BBC to clarify and strengthen the existing policy to deliver more positive outcomes for staff at risk of redundancy.
22 January 2016 Executives need to stand up for the BBC, says BECTU Executives need to stand up for the BBC, says BECTU
BECTU has written to the BBC's director-general Tony Hall to urge executives to stand up for the BBC in the face of attacks from politicians and the commercial sector.
15 January 2016 Living Staff Living Wage NFP launch Living Staff Living Wage NFP launch
Activists behind the Ritzy Living Wage campaign are to launch a not-for-profit organisation to share their experiences of campaigning to help other low paid workers. Living Wage Living Staff will launch on 6 February at the DIY Space for London.
15 January 2016 Mass meeting of VFX workers says industry needs fixing Mass meeting of VFX workers says industry needs fixing
A mass meeting of VFX workers earlier this week (Wednesday 13 January) showed how deeply staff feel about staff welfare and called on the industry to correct its shortcomings.
12 January 2016 Significantly improved offer settles Arqiva pension dispute Significantly improved offer settles Arqiva pension dispute
BECTU has ended its long-running dispute with Arqiva over the closure of the Defined Benefits Pension Scheme after members voted to accept a significantly improved offer.
12 January 2016 Unionisation of UK VFX gathers pace Unionisation of UK VFX gathers pace
BECTU has now lodged formal requests for union recognition with major VFX houses MPC and Framestore.
12 January 2016 BECTU offers newly-funded course for electricians and lighting technicians BECTU offers newly-funded course for electricians and lighting technicians
If you’re an electrician or lighting technician working in TV Drama, or are looking to work in this area in the future, we’re offering an essential course funded by Creative Skillset’s High-End TV Skills Fund.
5 January 2016 PLASA Focus Glasgow: January 2016 PLASA Focus Glasgow: January 2016
PLASA Focus in Glasgow runs from 20-21 January at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre (SECC) and we're looking forward to meeting members and future members there.
23 December 2015 Rostam Kilgour wins BBC pensions trustee election Rostam Kilgour wins BBC pensions trustee election
BECTU is pleased to announce the election of Rostam Kilgour as the new BBC pension scheme member-nominated trustee following an election earlier this month.

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