Monthly Archives: July 2022

Inflation update

None of this should be much of a surprise now. June’s figures are out and the figures are 11.8% (RPI), 9.4% (CPI), and 8.2% (CPIH). Remember, all wages that don’t keep pace with inflation result in short-term falls in standards … Continue reading

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Bectu guide to DGA rules covering 1st ADs working on US productions in the UK

If a production wishes to engage a UK-based 1st AD, Bectu can issue a waiver letter that releases the production from the contractual obligation to engage a DGA 1st AD. The DGA recognises Bectu as the appropriate regulatory agency under … Continue reading

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AI and Performers’ Rights

Equity have forwarded an interesting motion to the TUC Annual Congress that takes place in early September: Congress welcomes the benefits of artificial intelligence (AI) in augmenting technological and social development – if it is used ethically and responsibly. It … Continue reading

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Hot weather working – resources

There’s a useful collection of advice on hot weather working on the Bectu site – here.

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TUC update on insecure work

The TUC have published a report on the economy’s increased reliance upon insecure work (there are 500,000+ more insecure workers now than there were in 2016), calling for “Government inaction has left 3.7 million people in insecure work. Despite the … Continue reading

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