Scottish BECTU members. How many on here?
Posted 16 February 2012 - 06:28 PM
Does that count?
Posted 17 February 2012 - 08:05 AM
I too am with BECTU primarily because of the liability insurance, but also firmly believe that unions are important. Not the old stagnant ones from the past, but the young vibrant ones that have their feet on the ground.
The only issue I have with BECTU at the moment is their shockingly racist "Move on Up" thing where they seem to be hell-bent on getting ethnic "minorities" represented on a percentage balanced basis in the entertainment industry by arranging meetings with high profile media employers. This isn't how an industry works. The correct people for the job are the ones who have the mental aptitude for the job regardless of their colour.
Posted 17 February 2012 - 10:15 AM
That said, they did a good job of bringing the unpaid labour issue at the recent MOBO awards into the public eye and ensuring that all the 'unpaid positions' would indeed be paid as legally required... not that we should really have needed a union for an organisation the size of the Mobo Awards to work that out !
Posted 13 March 2012 - 03:46 PM