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IATSE briefs members on the proposed deal

The union is hosting a series of town hall meetings with members, along with this briefing on three key issues in a Twitter thread: NEW: We are releasing our first three one page documents explaining how the new tentative Basic … Continue reading

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IATSE update – strike averted – members consider a deal

IATSE have reached an eleventh-hour deal over the weekend to avoid a US film and TV strike. The fine details are yet to be published and Variety are reporting that townhall meetings will be held, along with first reactions. Deadline … Continue reading

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Bectu: “Do Nothing To Undermine The IATSE Action,”

Bectu has, once again, come out strongly in support of IATSE’s threatened strike action next week, as reported in Deadline earlier today. Head of Bectu, Philippa Childs has urged members to “go further and show solidarity” posting photos with colleagues … Continue reading

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IATSE ramps up the pressure: a deal – or a strike on Monday!

IATSE has ramped up the pressure, publishing a Strike Clock counting down to midnight on Monday morning. In a message circulating IATSE members, the line is…. “AMPTP has until Monday 18th at 12:01 am to make us a better offer. … Continue reading

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How you can support IATSE

Here’s a link to IATSE’s campaign toolkit – lots of resources you can use to show your support.

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Global survey highlights long-hours work problem

A long-planned piece of joint-campaigning with Uni-Mei (the global federation of unions that BECTU is a member of, alongside IATSE and many others) on long-hours working has happened at a very fortuitous time. Read more about the joint research that … Continue reading

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Highway Code updated – new penalties for being too tired to drive

Every UK driver could face ‘unlimited fines’ under new sleeping law. (Manchester Evening News) This should be of interest to all Bectu members working in production, as well as being useful evidence in support of the campaign we are running … Continue reading

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IATSE go back into talks with AMPTP following overwhelming strike mandate

Following the overwhelming support given to a strike ballot, and a slew of pressure from Californian and New York politicos, the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE) are now headed back into talks with The Alliance of Motion Picture … Continue reading

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IATSE votes overwhelmingly to mandate coast-to-coast strike action

BREAKING: IATSE Members in TV and Film Production Voted to Authorize the first nationwide industry strike in our 128-year history. 98.68% voted yes, and voter turnout among eligible members was nearly 90% #IASolidarity #IATSEVoted pic.twitter.com/F4wx8cPubi — IATSE // #VoteYES (@IATSE) … Continue reading

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IATSE seek authorisation from members for strike action

IATSE to Hold a Strike Authorization Vote Amid Stalled Contract Talks https://t.co/qrimN7HtEa — The Hollywood Reporter (@THR) September 21, 2021 IATSE is seeking authorisation to take an industrywide strike against film and TV production for the first time in the … Continue reading

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Sir Roger Deakins and others confront Hollywood over cinematographers’ long workdays

From the British Cinematographer website: “Hollywood cinematographers have signed a letter urging the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) to address “the hazards of unsafe working hours” that have plagued the industry for decades.” Quoting from the Deadline … Continue reading

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