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28 March 2020
Health and safety across all Scottish workplaces, and issues affecting aviation, freelance...
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27 March 2020
After feedback from members relating to the Chancellor’s support for the...
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26 March 2020
Bectu has responded to the government’s proposals on how they will help freelancers...
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Blogs
Bectu freelance members · 25 March 2020
Here are some of the responses we got to a tweet at the weekend, which asked freelancers...
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25 March 2020
The Scottish Government and the Scottish Trades Union Congress have agreed Fair Work...
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24 March 2020
The BFI and The Film and TV Charity have partnered to create the new fund, established with...
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24 March 2020
More than 7,000 freelance workers in the creative industries have written to their MPs in...
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Sue Ferns · 24 March 2020
The world is facing an unprecedented global health emergency as a result of the COVID-19...
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24 March 2020
Film and TV freelancers report average earnings of £38,000 per annum compared to...
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24 March 2020
Bectu has written to two leading theatre employers organisations asking that they take...
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23 March 2020
We are calling on all creative freelancers to write to their MP to urgently ask for...
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23 March 2020
Several weeks into the COVID-19 crisis and, while the government has eventually taken...
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21 March 2020
Bectu, a union representing tens of thousands of freelance members, has responded to...
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20 March 2020
Head of Bectu Philippa Childs said: “The Chancellor’s support package for workers...
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Mike Clancy · 20 March 2020
The global coronavirus pandemic has brought many areas of public life to a standstill and...
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20 March 2020
Workers at Cineworld and Picturehouse have received notice that many of them are being paid...
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19 March 2020
Bectu is maintaining pressure on the government to put measures into place to protect the...
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19 March 2020
As the largest trade union in the BBC, we welcome recent announcements regarding scheduling...
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18 March 2020
A staggering 71% of freelancers working in the creative industries are afraid they...
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18 March 2020
Upon the announcement that IR35 tax reforms will be pushed back a year, we have welcomed...
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17 March 2020
Prospect has argued that more needs to be done to support workers through the COVID-19...
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17 March 2020
Our response to the chancellor’s statement on coronavirus.
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17 March 2020
Bectu represents over 20,000 people working as freelancers in the creative industries.
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Prospect · 17 March 2020
As coronavirus (or COVID-19) continues to spread, the government has advised that people...
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17 March 2020
97% of creative freelancers think the government is failing to respond to their concerns...
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16 March 2020
Head of Bectu Philippa Childs said in response to government advice to avoid theatres, pubs...
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15 March 2020
Chancellor Rishi Sunak is being urged by to do more to protect the income of creative...
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Blogs
Philippa Childs · 11 March 2020
The coronavirus has taken us all by surprise. No one could have predicted, even a month...
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11 March 2020
Head of Bectu Philippa Childs said in response to the budget measures allowing easier...
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10 March 2020
As the the response to the risk from COVID-19 escalates, many freelancers and other...
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5 March 2020
The government’s failure to acknowledge the BBC’s work beyond news will hamper its...
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4 March 2020
Bectu has responded to the Prime Minister’s announcement at Prime Minister’s...
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4 March 2020
The UK is lagging well behind other European countries when it comes to rights relating to...
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3 March 2020
The growing demands for ‘self-isolation’ being placed upon workers, relating to the...
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28 February 2020
Making people pay the BBC licence fee through civil enforcement rather than the current...
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28 February 2020
Bectu will lobby the government to commit to directly replacing funding lost from the UK...
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19 February 2020
The government has announced it is to introduce a new points-based immigration system, with...
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19 February 2020
BBC TV News is the most watched and trusted political news source according to a major...
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17 February 2020
Bectu is urging its members and the wider public to sign a petition to stop the government...
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13 February 2020
Oliver Dowden has been appointed as Secretary of State for the Department for Digital,...
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Philippa Childs · 13 February 2020
A disturbing report from the Film and TV Charity has revealed the extent of the mental...
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13 February 2020
Bectu has become the first trade union to pledge to eradicate negative stereotypes and...
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7 February 2020
It’s awards season again, the Baftas last week and the Oscars on Sunday, and...
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6 February 2020
Bectu rep Eilis O’Keefe, who lives and works in Glasgow as a team member at Cineworld,...
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5 February 2020
Bectu has announced a second bursary opportunity with The Old Vic to be offered exclusively...
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5 February 2020
A public consultation into whether non-payment of the BBC licence fee should be...
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4 February 2020
The union for creative ambition has announced its “bigger and better than ever”
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3 February 2020
Bectu has met with  the outside broadcasting company NEP UK  for a second time to discuss...
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30 January 2020
Bectu is pushing for a meeting with the BAFTA  chief executive to discuss a proposed...
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30 January 2020
Head of the Bectu sector of Prospect Philippa Childs discusses the challenges facing...
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29 January 2020
Government policy including decisions around free licences for over 75s, rather than poor...
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28 January 2020
The Migration Advisory Committee, which advises the government on immigration policy, has...
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22 January 2020
Our newly launched survey seeks to identify the scale of toxic fashion industry norms.
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22 January 2020
Bectu’s camera branch is providing an unmissable opportunity for women and minority...
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22 January 2020
The government’s decision to scrap the controversial £30,000 migration salary cap...
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20 January 2020
Bectu releases a statement following the departure of BBC Director General Tony Hall...
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17 January 2020
We know that unions can make a real difference and Heart Unions Week from 10 – 16...
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9 January 2020
Plans for a LGBT+ History Month event in Northern Ireland have been finalised (Eva...
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8 January 2020
Bectu will offer young people attending this year’s Find Your Future event in London the...
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6 January 2020
Bectu has welcomed new guidelines from the HMRC on the tax treatment of film and TV...
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12 December 2019
The World Health Organisation has significantly enhanced it definition of burnout. The...
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Blogs
Chris Warburton · 3 December 2019
What are the parties’ plans for workplace health and safety? This election could have...
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28 November 2019
NEP UK Tony Lennon, Bectu’s freelance and research officer, and Sean Kelly from...
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Mike Clancy · 27 November 2019
At its core, football is about identity. Growing up in Liverpool football and politics...
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22 November 2019
BBC Broadcasting House Bectu has written to the leaders of all major UK political...
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20 November 2019
NEP UK Bectu is urgently seeking talks with NEP UK, following a letter from the company to...
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7 November 2019
Several audience members were injured during last night’s performance of Death of a...
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31 October 2019
This campaign is for all members of Bectu. All of you. It doesn’t matter who you are,...
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22 October 2019
Bectu members striking outside of Picturehouse Central We’re very proud of our...
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18 October 2019
Around two million women face difficulties in work because of one of the workplace’s...
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18 October 2019
Oluwagbemi Ogundolie after winning his tribunal case. A security officer based at BBC New...
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1 October 2019
Make sure you don’t miss out on the last spaces available on these Freelance...
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27 September 2019
Today Bectu has written to Tony Hall raising concerns about the findings of the BBC...
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10 September 2019
Trades Union Congress policy work and consultation responses should adequately represent...
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10 September 2019
The government’s policy on TV licences for the over-75s must be reversed, delegates at...
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6 September 2019
A talented pool of industry experts will gather this Sunday for the second annual industry...
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Mike Clancy · 4 September 2019
We are rolling out a new brand for Prospect and our Bectu sector over the coming weeks.
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3 September 2019
Bectu members in the creative industries have worked on Blue Planet and other film, TV and...
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22 August 2019
As the Edinburgh Festival Fringe draws to a close, the Federation of Entertainment Unions...
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9 August 2019
Long hours culture and bullying in UK gaming industry attracts attention of MPs and...
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15 July 2019
BECTU’s LGBT+ Committee are seeking applications for representatives from the London...
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13 July 2019
Following repeated attacks in the media on the integrity and impartiality of the civil...
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21 June 2019
The National Pensioners Convention is leading protests outside BBC workplaces today...
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19 June 2019
Philippa Childs welcomes the Living Wage Foundation’s new programme, Living Hours,...
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19 June 2019
Freelancers in film and TV are gearing up for a great industry day out, organised by BECTU,...
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18 June 2019
26 Welsh theatre organisations back the initiative with further support from the Department...
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18 June 2019
The channel’s head of comedy Saskia Schuster is launching a new initiative called Comedy...
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10 June 2019
BECTU response to today’s BBC consultation findings on the over-75s TV licence.
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6 June 2019
BECTU and UK Theatre met at the  Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service (ACAS)
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31 January 2019
Prospect has achieved a notable success in the employment tribunal in a sex discrimination...
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13 July 2018
Bectu is in talks with safety specialists 1st Option Safety to secure the most up-to-date...
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14 February 2018
Representatives from across the UK’s screen industries are leading the way on support...
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22 November 2017
Bectu logo Bectu is urging employers in film and TV production to introduce a...
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