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 the APA, and implement a number of professional rating systems that are 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. 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 UK Theatre and Bectu covers most commercial and subsidised theatres outside London. 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. Applicants seeking a pyrotechnic assessment must also download and complete a copy of the weekly pyrotechnic protocol. The structure of the Joint Industry Special Effects Grading Scheme is also used by employers (production companies, producers, etc.) to ensure that they employ experienced, qualified and responsible people. This system helps ensure that productions are or become low-risk projects, both from a health and safety perspective. 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. The program, which has been in existence for about 20 years, maintains the level of qualification in a dangerous occupation.

The role of the system is equally important in ensuring that productions are or become low-risk projects, both in terms of completion and health and safety. UK Theatre / BECTU Agreement April 2017 (updated January 2019) Permanent employees at these sites work at their own salaries and contracts and terms of service in-house throughout the year, which Bectu has agreed with their employers, apart from get-outs.