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. The agreement came into force on December 1, 2017, so that any production beginning the main photograph on or after that date is covered by the agreement. One of the most important things that this agreement covers is transparency and clarity on rates and conditions before work begins. From December 1, anyone working on a television drama should receive a memorandum of agreement by day one. Other points include: the agreement contains a clause that involves periodic review and, if necessary, points will be revised. This means that this is a step forward, but not the end goal. Although there is no agreement to cover this production area, Camera Branch strives to ensure that the crew is aware of their rights and is not abused. An action plan for this sector is in development, you can contribute to the consultation by downloading the document here. In the meantime, there is a useful resource here [archived link here] for information about your rights in the workplace and a practical fact card the size of a phone. The fact is that it is a negotiation, that it is a negotiation.
That means that we have gained ground in some respects, but we have had to compromise on other points, but we think they are worth it. This agreement will provide all services on terms and conditions parity and will also benefit dailies that in the past did not have the same benefits as contracted crew members. For more information on the new agreement, click here. PACT/BECTU TV Drama Agreement was signed in May 2017, but is expected to come into force on 1 December 2017. The agreement applies to all the essential working conditions of the crew that handles independent British drama and comedy productions. Preparation and Wrap: In the past, most costume departments were expected to have a more “reasonable preparation and wrap” normal day. Under the new agreement, the preparation and packaging have not completely disappeared, but it was recognized first and, secondly, fixed at half an hour at the beginning and half an hour at the end of each day. This should not change from production to production, superiors will not have to negotiate how long their department provides for free. This is an important step to get rid of it completely in the future.
The new agreement was implemented on 2 April 2018. This agreement will affect you when you are working on a major film, defined as a film with a budget of $30 million or more. The fine details may be a little accustomed, but the most important points are covered below. By far, the greatest success of these negotiations is the erosion of “hours that are given free of charge.” 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 full agreement can be found by clicking on the link at the bottom of the page or on Bectu`s website. You can print and keep your own copy. Please get to know it in depth, the points highlighted above will be explained in more detail in the full document. Pact/Bectu TV Drama Agreement covers all important working conditions for the crew working with independent British comedy and drama productions and a guide developed in collaboration with our sales agents. This is a set of guidelines that apply to all feature films with a budget of more than $30 million.