Bectu Mental Health and Welbeing Policy published

This was an idea that came from Bectu members during the pandemic. We did a load of online sessions discussing different aspects of the question “what is wrong with ‘the freelance deal’?” and there was a repeated refrain saying “our employers often don’t have any kind of HR department – we get hired, expected to hit the ground running, and our own mental health and welfare have to take a back seat to the demands of the job.”

So we set about drafting up a set of model policies and procedures that productions could adopt. This has now been published with the Film & TV Charity‘s endorsement. Companies employing freelancers can now adopt these templates and apply them so that workers will have the reassurances that they need on this issue – from day one of their employment.

Here it is.

 

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