LPD Bulletin 1

[Below is the content of the email distributed to all LPD members on 8 February 2013]

Welcome to the first of the new bulletin for BECTU London Production Division (LPD) members.

LPD is on Twitter https://twitter.com/lpdnetworking and the web http://lpd.bectu.com/


Networking evening for TV and film make-up artists 25 February 2013 at Savoy Place http://www.bectu.org.uk/news/1813



BECTU will be at this year’s BVE (Broadcast Video Expo) http://www.bvexpo.com/ 26-28 February 2013 on stand J55 at ExCel http://www.bectu.org.uk/events/2013/02/26/775

BECTU BVE 2013 social on Wednesday 27 February 2013 at the Fox@Connaught pub starting at 1830. This event is jointly organised by BECTU Young Members Forum and LPD. More details http://lpd.bectu.com/2013/02/bve-2013-social/

BECTU seminar at BVE on 27 February 2012 – Empowerment through health and safety: A guide for freelancers http://www.bvexpo.com/page.cfm/Action=Seminar/libID=1/libEntryID=95


BECTU factuals campaign

The results of the campaign survey are now available


News from BECTU:

‘Made in Chelsea’ producers quibble over payments to extras http://www.bectu.org.uk/news/1807

Strike vote at BBC Cardiff http://www.bectu.org.uk/news/1802

Bursaries for BECTU safety training http://www.bectu.org.uk/news/1763

Farewell to Channel 69 http://www.bectu.org.uk/news/1761

January 2013 BECTU Early Bird, the bi-monthly listing of upcoming productions (members only) http://www.bectu.org.uk/benefits-services/early-bird

Ask First December 2012-January 2013 (members only) http://www.bectu.org.uk/advice-resources/library/1322

More BECTU news http://www.bectu.org.uk/news


News from elsewhere:

Why TV’s house of cards is tumbling down http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/tvandradio/9831942/Why-TVs-house-of-cards-is-tumbling-down.html

ITV buys South Bank HQ for £56m http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/jan/28/itv-buys-london-hq

Norbury warns of “creaking infrastructure” as Pinewood looks to double capacity http://www.screendaily.com/news/production/norbury-warns-of-creaking-infrastructure-as-pinewood-looks-to-double-capacity/5051180.article

TUC boss: Cameron will seize your EU employment rights to weaken them http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/2013/jan/28/tuc-cameron-eu-workers-rights

BBC to enrol 5000 in pension plan “Many employees on continuing or fixed-term contracts, as well as some freelancers on contracts of three months or more, will see a portion of their salary automatically diverted into a savings plan, run by independent provider National Employment Savings Trust (NEST).” http://www.bbc.co.uk/ariel/21064971

Broadcasting’s gender imbalance is inexcusable after Expert Women’s Day http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/jan/21/expert-women-day-gender

The BBC’s economic impact http://www.guardian.co.uk/media/2013/jan/15/bbc-boosts-britains-economy-report


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Last updated 11 February 2013

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