Category Archives: Sexual harassment

“Only a union can truly protect members from unsafe workplaces.”

In his speech to Equity’s Special Representative Conference, General Secretary Paul Fleming, called for an end to a “seedy culture of misogyny and predatory workplace behaviour” in the sector that his union shares with Bectu members. More on this in … Continue reading

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New duty to curb sexual harassment

The TUC is reporting that the government have committed to introduce a new duty on employers to protect all their staff from sexual harassment at work, and to protect workers harassed by clients or customers as well as colleagues As … Continue reading

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Bectu’s equality and diversity networks

Bectu has a number of equality and diversity networks that members can join. They include: Black Bectu network …for Black, Asian and minority ethnic people working in the creative industries is a way for Bectu to be able to listen … Continue reading

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File of Four (BBC Radio 4) bullying survey details.

BBC bullying survey (as featured in the recent File on Four programme). This is a survey that was promoted by Bectu in June 2021. Details of the results are below (raw data is the property of the BBC and can … Continue reading

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File on 4 – radio programme on bullying and sexual abuse and harassment in the film and television industry.

You can listen to this here. Broadcast on BBC Radio 4 at 8pm, 6th July 2021. Our research with @bbcfileon4 has revealed the shocking extent of bullying and sexual harassment in the film and TV industry. Workers fear if they … Continue reading

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6ft From The Spotlight

6ft From the Spotlight is a non profit Community Interest Company set up to improving the mental wellbeing of music and film crew in the UK. Founder Matt Longley has posted on the Bectu blog here: “In the film and … Continue reading

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Treatment of young workers in TV

There’s a strong article on the Royal Television Society’s website here about the treatment of young workers in the TV sector. “I interviewed a mix of male and female professionals, spread across different TV genres, in production and post-production roles, … Continue reading

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TV firm accused of mishandling sexual assault complaint

Two female former staffers at the multi-Bafta-winning independent production company behind Netflix’s The Crown have accused it of badly mishandling a complaint about a male senior executive who sexually and physically assaulted them following a work event. From The Guardian … Continue reading

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Gender-based violence facilitated by social media

Technology facilitated gender-based violence targets women with high visibility or public presence. Report [pdf]

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Bullying and harassment initiatives in film & TV

Here’s a current list of initiatives: BFI / Bafta Bullying, Harassment and Racism Prevention – principles and guidance:  – Variety reporting on this issue here. Televisual reporting on it here. Deadline reporting here. Screenskills reporting here. Hollywood Reporter reporting here. … Continue reading

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Ending sexual harassment at work

Probably a bit short-notice now but Deeba Syed, sexual harassment lawyer and Nikki Pound, TUC Women’s Officer will be hosting a webinar explaining how union reps can help prevent sexual harassment at work on Wednesday 12th May (2pm – 3pm).

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