Workforce says family life is damaged by long hours in film & TV

28 August 2018

As the #EyesHalfShut campaign against long hours in film and TV moves ahead, BECTU is highlighting the damage the industry is doing to family life.

EdTVFest: Jeremy Corbyn's 'democratic media for the digital age'

23 August 2018

Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn is to deliver a key speech at the Edinburgh TV Festival this morning (Thursday 23 August) promising a new wave of measures to democratise UK media. An advance briefing on Mr Corbyn's speech was released from an embargo at 10pm on 22 August 2018.

Live events in the spotlight

21 August 2018

BECTU has launched a survey for members working in live events as the first step in plans to set up a connected Live Events Network.

EdFringe: BECTU agrees new code on employment practices

10 August 2018

Edinburgh Fringe employers have a new Code of Conduct for Good Employment Practices after negotiations between BECTU and the Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society.

Long-hours culture leads to dangerous driving

30 July 2018

BECTU is asking all workers in film and TV to make their views known about the dangers of driving to and from work on long-hours productions.


9 July 2018

POST Fest is BECTU's first large scale event for Post Production and VFX workers and takes place at 01-ZeroOne in Soho, Central London, on Sunday 9 September from 1pm - 8pm.

New union resource tackles sexual harassment

21 June 2018

Sexual harassment at work is a trade union issue. That’s the strong message contained in a new Workplace Guide to Dealing with Sexual Harassment jointly produced by BECTU and Prospect.

BECTU calls out damage to health caused by long hours in film and TV

4 June 2018

BECTU is continuing to challenge the ill-health effects of long hours working in film and TV.

BECTU Vision project gets new leadership

22 May 2018

BECTU Vision and the Drama Training Programme run by the union in Scotland in partnership with BBC Scotland and Scottish Union Learning have a new team at the top. A press release announcing the arrival of job share partners Linda Fraser and Amy Shaw as joint managers of the projects is reproduced below.

New tool to help tackle gender pay gap

13 April 2018

Broadcast, the TV industry trade weekly, has today (Friday 13 April) published its research confirming that women are paid on average 14.8 per cent less than men in television.

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