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04/04/2006

Bectu to conduct indie working conditions survey

Bectu is to conduct a survey of independent production company staff about their work experiences.
The survey, covering permanent and fixed-term contract staff in independent production companies, is being carried out to discover good, bad or indifferent working conditions.
The PACT Production Agreement covers freelances working for indies on short-term contracts, but there is no equivalent arrangement for those on longer-running arrangements.
This is why the union is asking indie staff to get in touch, to help build up a picture of working conditions for staff across the sector, and help the union target its resources on the key issues of most concern.
The survey closes on May 1 2006.
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