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25 August 2016 London Labour Film Festival 22-24 September London Labour Film Festival 22-24 September
The London Labour Film Festival has released its programme for 2016. See more below. BECTU is pleased to be supporting once more.
25 August 2016 VFX: Workers on 'Sausage Party' urged to organise VFX: Workers on 'Sausage Party' urged to organise
BECTU's VFX branch has written an open letter to the VFX sector worldwide following the latest reports of poor working conditions on 'Sausage Party' an adult animation film released in the US earlier this month. The animation team was hired by Nitrogen Studios.
16 August 2016 BECTU challenges BBC's treatment of junior production staff
BECTU is appealing to the BBC to withdraw the use of personal, or P contracts, for junior staff. The contracts, used extensively in drama and entertainment production, buy out certain staff rights, including overtime. BECTU insists the contracts, first introduced for senior staff, are exploitative of junior colleagues.
16 August 2016 TUC Congress: BECTU to lead debates on diversity and the BBC TUC Congress: BECTU to lead debates on diversity and the BBC
BECTU is to lead debates on diversity in broadcasting and on the BBC licence fee - with specific reference to who pays for free licences for the over 75s - at the TUC's Congress next month. The TUC's annual gathering of affiliates takes place in Brighton from 11-14 September.
15 August 2016 Discounted rates at Edinburgh TV Fest Discounted rates at Edinburgh TV Fest
If you haven’t already snapped up your ticket to this year's Edinburgh International TV Festival, then don’t miss out on their Freelancer Rate or your last chance to buy a standard ticket to access one of the best talent-line-ups the Festival has seen in years. The event runs from 24-26 August.
15 August 2016 Broadcasters fail to respond to union's concerns on Project Diamond Broadcasters fail to respond to union's concerns on Project Diamond
Broadcasting union BECTU has condemned the broadcasters' inadequate response to union proposals for greater transparency with the Project Diamond equality monitoring initiative.
11 August 2016 Living Wage Code of Conduct for Edinburgh Fringe Living Wage Code of Conduct for Edinburgh Fringe
BECTU has agreed a Code of Conduct with the Edinburgh International Festival Fringe society to promote the use of the Scottish Living Wage as set by the Living Wage Foundation.
9 August 2016 BECTU Strike Ballot at Brixton’s Ritzy Cinema BECTU Strike Ballot at Brixton’s Ritzy Cinema
BECTU Members who work at the Ritzy cinema in Brixton are being asked to vote yes in a ballot for industrial action. The ballot gets underway on Tuesday 9 August 2016 with a closing date of 30 August.
4 August 2016 By-election for BECTU President and BBC NEC Representative By-election for BECTU President and BBC NEC Representative
BECTU's 2016 annual conference saw the declaration of the results of the NEC elections, including Jane Perry's re-election as president for a second consecutive term and Nicola Savage's election as a NEC BBC representative.
27 July 2016 BBC unions ballot on 1% pay offer BBC unions ballot on 1% pay offer
BECTU members in the BBC and BBC Studioworks are to take part in a ballot on the BBC's pay offer for 2016-17 alongside their colleagues who are members of the NUJ and Unite. The electronic ballot gets underway on Thursday 28 July with a closing date of 11 August.

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