Bectu has worked on negotiating a series of collective agreements covering film, television and theatre workers. We also encourage agreements that guarantee best practices such as apa and implement a number of professional rating systems, which are below: our role is to represent the complex and different needs of our members in negotiations with these unions. For more information on individual chords, click on the icons below. An agreement that covers all the important conditions of the crew involved in the big films, with budgets of more than 30 million pounds. The agreement between BECTU and SOLT (Society of London Theatres) includes West End Theater in London. Bectu and the Edinburgh Festival Society (EFS) have a long-standing agreement that regulates the terms and conditions of employment of all non-permanent technicians, regularly employed and occasionally employed who work on festival shows during the International Festival, regardless of the theatre or place where they work. This agreement only applies to members, please register to access this document. If you want more information about joining Bectu, go here. The agreement between UK Theatre and Bectu covers most commercial and subsidised theatres outside London.

The union has a number of agreements with ITV licensing companies. In addition, a new national agreement – the Joint Committee of the Union – was signed in January 2010. The agreement provides for formal negotiations at the national level on remuneration and a number of other business-to-business issues. This latest updated agreement came into force in April 2017 (updated January 2019) We are responsible for negotiating and implementing a series of collective agreements with Equity, BECTU and The Musicians` Union. These agreements define the minimum wage, the industry conditions for the engagement of actors, the management of the stage, creators, technicians and musicians. The Joint Industry Grading Scheme (JIGS) provides a career structure for those involved in scaffolding assembly and construction, and is the only system approved by the industry. She also oversees the accreditation of special effects, stuntmen and coordinators. Applicants seeking a pyrotechnic assessment must also download and complete a copy of the weekly pyrotechnic protocol. Special effects professionals are encouraged to participate in the program as interns. When they receive training and their experience grows, they can apply for a reassessment as technicians, chief technicians and finally as superiors. Non-members who use the system pay $200 for each rating/reclassification application.

See the statement below. The Joint Industry Special Effects Grading Scheme offers a career structure for people involved in physical, pyrotechnic and visual special effects. SOLT-BECTU Collective Agreement 2017 (updated April 2018) Accredited Special Effects Operators may apply to be on the list.