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26 February 2015 Ultimatum to producers on film pay rates Ultimatum to producers on film pay rates
Film craft branches will launch their own rate cards unless industry agreement talks make progress.
23 February 2015 Visit us at BVE 24-26 February Visit us at BVE 24-26 February
Two years ago BVE moved to the ExCel exhibition centre in London’s Docklands and the event has gone from strength to strength. If you’ve yet to visit the show you’re in luck as there’s another opportunity coming right up.
20 February 2015 PACT/BECTU film fee talks critical PACT/BECTU film fee talks critical
A critical point has been reached in the epic negotiations over an agreement to cover freelances in the film industry.
20 February 2015 Entertainment unions’ joint statement after ENO meeting Entertainment unions’ joint statement after ENO meeting
The general secretaries of BECTU, Equity and the Musicians Union - respectively Gerry Morrissey, Christine Payne and John Smith - issued the following statement today (Friday 20 February) following a meeting with senior management at the English National Opera (ENO).
18 February 2015 Belgrade Theatre will pay Living Wage Belgrade Theatre will pay Living Wage
Coventry's Belgrade Theatre has joined the list of employers willing to pay the Living Wage.
13 February 2015 Vacancy: North West Learning Organiser Vacancy: North West Learning Organiser
BECTU, the specialist trade union for workers in broadcasting, film, theatre and entertainment, has a vacancy for a part-time learning organiser based in the North West.
12 February 2015 Entertainment unions back staff at ENO Entertainment unions back staff at ENO
Leaders of BECTU, Equity and the Musicians' Union have sought an urgent meeting with senior management at the English National Opera. The request for the meeting preceded this week's decision by the Arts Council to place the company into special measures.
12 February 2015 New courses for creative sector freelances New courses for creative sector freelances
BECTU's training team has added two new courses for creative sector freelances to its 2015 training programme.
10 February 2015 Entertainment unions hold Creative Industries Fair Entertainment unions hold Creative Industries Fair
BECTU, Equity, the Musicians’ Union and the Writers’ Guild are inviting current and future creative professionals to the CULT Cymru Creative Industries Fair on Friday 20 February in Cardiff.
4 February 2015 BBC and unions agree new policy on bullying and harassment BBC and unions agree new policy on bullying and harassment
Extensive discussions between the BBC and unions within the Federation of Entertainment Unions over a new policy to address complaints from staff and freelancers over bullying and harrassment have reached a conclusion.

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