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 UK Theatre and Bectu covers most commercial and subsidised theatres outside London. 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. 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. 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. This latest updated agreement came into force in April 2017 (updated January 2019) The agreement between BECTU and SOLT (Society of London Theatres) includes West End Theater in London.
Bectu has worked on negotiating a series of collective agreements covering film, television and theatre workers. We also promote agreements that guarantee good practices such as the APA and implement a number of vocational training programmes that are found below: the Joint Committee of Industry, made up of representatives of the BBC, ITV, Pact and Bectu, defines the level of experience, training and responsibility required to exercise the various professional titles (notes) within the programme. The committee meets periodically to verify submissions from individuals who wish to be classified or re-evaluated at the levels of training, basic and advanced levels and to agree accreditation. Accredited special effects operators can request to be displayed in the list. All requests for a rating/re-waiver should be submitted electronically (pdf or word) and on paper. The paper copy was to be sent to Paul Evans, Assistant Secretary of State, Bectus Sector of Prospect, 373-377 Clapham Road, London, SW9 9BT. Non-members should sew a check for $200. Edinburgh International Festival Society Agreement (July 2017) The Board of Directors of JIGS Ltd has agreed that, in the interests of justice and fairness, non-Bectu members who apply for a classification in the SFX grading system should pay a $200 fee to JIGS Ltd with their first application and an additional fee of 200 DOLLARS at each opportunity they wish to meet again.