Bectu is the union for creative ambition. They represent over 40,000 staff, contract and freelance workers in the media and entertainment industries.

Bectu has published a series of advice for their members on COVID-19 including information for freelancers working in film and TV and workers in theatre, live events and the arts.. From Bectu:

This crisis has shown just how much the entertainment industries rely upon the goodwill of people who work on very precarious contracts of employment, whether they are freelancers, zero hour contract workers, or employees of companies that are, themselves, commercially vulnerable.

Bectu is working to develop a long-term response – a New Deal for Freelance and Precarious Workers – to ensure that, in future, the working relationship is less one-sided than it has been shown to be in recent weeks.

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