BBC Broadcasting House

Bectu and the BBC

The biggest union in the BBC

Working for the BBC? Then Bectu is the union for you. 


All over the UK, Bectu reps and officials work hard to improve your time at work. The front cover of The Bectu BBC Manifesto

Our members are proud to work for the BBC, it may not be perfect, but together we work tirelessly to improve things. We speak to everyone, from the Director-General down, to make sure that your voice is heard.

Whether you work at the BBC, Studios or StudioWorks or are sub-contracting at the BBC join us and make that voice stronger. 

Our BBC manifesto outlines our vision for decent funding, fair pay, and secure jobs at the BBC. Read, download and share it with your colleagues today.

Download the Bectu BBC Manifesto

Get the latest on BBC pay

Find out the latest news about the latest BBC Pay Award and Pay Progression ballot result
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Join Bectu

Get access to a multitude of benefits and services including representation, support and advice.
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Bectu BBC Lay Official Carol Magor tells you everything you need to know about joining Bectu at the BBC.  

Understand your BBC pension

Bectu is running a webinar series to help you plan for retirement and learn how your BBC pension works. We know that many people are facing financial challenges but taking small actions now can make a big difference to your future. Whichever scheme you’re in, we can help you make the most of it.

The webinars are open to anyone working at the BBC, fortnightly and run from November 2023 – February 2024. Register here to get to grips with your pension and catch-up on the webinars you’ve missed here.

Licence to More Campaign 

The BBC’s funding model has been under threat in recent years, putting the future of our members’ jobs in jeopardy. As the largest union in the BBC we campaign to protect it with our ‘Licence to More’ campaign, and will continue to lobby government for adequate funding in the future. Visit our campaign page for how you can help.


Freelancers on BBC productions

If you’re a freelancer working on a BBC production, we’re here to support you too. You  may be covered by one of our collective agreements for freelancers. Please email [email protected] for information regarding our BBC Freelance Agreements.


Contact us

Member needing support and advice at work?  Call Membership 0300 600 1878 (office hours, Mon-Fri) to be referred to the right place. For more information about Bectu’s work at the BBC please contact [email protected]. To download our leaflet about Bectu and the BBC click here . 



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