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Pact and BECTU sign historic TV drama agreement

After two years of negotiations, Pact and BECTU have signed an agreement covering crew in TV drama. The agreement is a major breakthrough, establishing clear and fair working terms and conditions to the benefit of all working in the industry.
 
Producers and BECTU members have given their unanimous support to the new agreement, with over 97% of Bectu’s members voting in favour of the new terms.
 
The agreement was signed by Pact Chief Executive John McVay and Head of BECTU Gerry Morrissey on 31st May.

Speaking of the agreement, John McVay said:
"I am delighted that we have reached this agreement with BECTU, and to have such strong endorsement for it from members of both of our organisations. We firmly believe that it will be of great benefit to everyone in our industry.”
 
McVay was full of praise for Pact’s negotiators, and also had thanks for the employers’ negotiators:
 
"On behalf of Pact, I would like to thank the Heads of Production who helped us negotiate this historic agreement and the representatives of BECTU for the goodwill and constructive approach they demonstrated throughout the negotiations."
 

Full details of the new agreement can be found here.

For further information about the agreement please contact Pact's Legal and Business Affairs Executive, Conrad Mewton: Conrad@pact.co.uk.