Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union


Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union

Infobox Union|
name= BECTU
country= United Kingdom
affiliation= TUC, STUC, UNI, GFTU
members= 26,500
full_name= Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union
native_name=


founded= 1991
current=
head=
dissolved_date=
dissolved_state=
merged_into=
office= London, England
people= Gerry Morrissey, General Secretary
Tony Lennon, President
website= [http://www.bectu.org.uk www.bectu.org.uk]
footnotes=

The Broadcasting, Entertainment, Cinematograph and Theatre Union (BECTU) is a trade union in the United Kingdom. It has around 26,500 [ [http://www.bectu.org.uk/about/index.html About BECTU home ] ] members who work in broadcasting, film, theatre, entertainment, leisure and interactive media.

BECTU was founded in 1991 with the merger of the Association of Cinematograph Television and Allied Technicians (ACTT) and the Broadcasting and Entertainment Trades Alliance (BETA), the history of which can be traced back to 1890 [http://www.bectu.org.uk/about/history/history.html] .

The union is financed entirely by individual subscriptions from members.

BECTU's affiliations include the Trades Union Congress, the Scottish Trades Union Congress, Union Network International, the General Federation of Trade Unions, the Federation of Entertainment Unions and the Labour Party.

Anyone working or seeking employment in the sectors covered by BECTU in the UK can apply for membership.

Gerry Morrissey was elected General Secretary in February 2007 [ [http://www.bectu.org.uk/news/gen/ng0267.html BECTU News - Gerry Morrissey is new GS ] ] , the position having been left vacant on the death from cancer of Roger Bolton in November 2006. [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/low/uk/6164962.stm BBC NEWS | UK | Broadcast trade union leader dies ] ]

General Secretaries

*1991: Tony Hearn
*1993: Roger Bolton
*2007: Gerry Morrissey

References

BECTU sites

* [http://www.bectu.org.uk bectu.org.uk]
* [http://www.bectubbc.org.uk bectubbc.org.uk for BECTU members in the BBC]
* [http://www.bectuforum.org.uk BECTU Bulletin Board]
* [http://www.learningstudio.org.uk BECTU Learning Studio]
* [http://www.crewbus.org.uk BECTU Crewbus]

Other relevant sites

*Plasa
* [http://www.abtt.org.uk Association of British Theatre Technicians]
* [http://www.psa.org.uk Production Services Association]
* [http://www.stld.org.uk Society of Television Lighting Directors] (STLD)
* [http://www.ald.org.uk Association of Lighting Designers]
* [http://www.iatse-intl.org/home.html International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees]


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