If you work in the theatre, outside of London's commercial West End, then here's your chance to influence your future pay. Do take part in a survey being launched today (Thursday 7 December); the results will inform BECTU's negotiations with UK Theatre in 2018.
Thank you to our colleagues at Prospect head office for their swift analysis and initial summary of today's budget. Here we highlight those paragraphs from their Autumn Budget 2017 report which relate to freelancers and the self-employed.
Responding to the Taylor Review, Mike Clancy, general secretary of Prospect, has warned that 'new rules and rights for workers are no use if they can't be enforced'. BECTU is the largest sector of Prospect with a growing staff and freelance membership.
Low paid workers fighting for the Living Wage at Picturehouse cinemas have received a great boost to their campaign. Their call for a boycott of the Picturehouse circuit, owned by Cineworld, has won the backing of leading creatives at home and abroad.