What Bectu stands for

As a trade union, we are passionate about all the key issues that affect our members.


Bectu has a proud tradition of leadership and activity on environmental issues. We have helped to shape policies and action at a UK level through the Trades Union Congress, and internationally through our global union federations.

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We believe that all workplaces, and society generally will benefit from an inclusive environment.

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Health and safety

Bectu is committed to promoting health, safety and welfare at work and protecting people from workplace accidents and injury. We want workers to enjoy healthy lives and good work in which they can flourish.

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Bectu is politically independent – we are not affiliated to any political party: our rules expressly forbid this. We do, however, have a political fund.

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Charitable causes

Bectu members have a long track record of generous contributions to charitable work.

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Who’s who at Bectu

Details of those who govern and manage the union, and your organising team, who have regular, day-to-day contact with members.


The National Executive Committee (NEC) conducts the business of the union in line with the policies set by our national conference.

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Senior Management Team

Led by general secretary Mike Clancy, our senior management team manages the day to day running of the union, including finance, resources, organisational development, research, legal and communications.

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Bectu officials

Bectu’s organisers work with branches to help them recruit and organise in their workplace.

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Get involved

Find out how being an active member can help boost the union and your career.