Representing Lighting Technicians working on UK based Commercials, Feature Films & TV Drama

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Visit BECTUs info hub to get the latest info about the strikes, links to further reading, info on force-majure contracts,  and possible  financial support options.

Also: clips of TV & Radio Interviews and links to Industry Outlets

Has the Strike causing you Financial Concern?

SparksBranch Links

Time To Pay Arrangements

Delay paying tax - set up a payment scheme

UK freelance crew are looking to the Government to create a financial support scheme for those who are unable to work during strike action, and may be suffering financially and mentally or having to find work elsewhere.

Rates & Agreements

T&Cs and agreements

News & Events

Branch news, meetings and Union twitter feed


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The 2023 Ball of Light has raised £30,000 For MACMILLAN CANCER SUPPORT

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BS7909:2023 has been Updated. 


Get your new copy of the regulations now before the price doubles at the end of 2023!

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You must read your Deal Memo, contracts and Production Memos fully.

We have received multiple reports that contracts are being issued under different terms to those that have been verbally agreed at the time of confirmation.

Issues reported include:

If you sign these contracts, you are not only signing your rights away, but also the rights of all other sparks  who are trying to maintain the agreements that we have all fought so hard to uphold.

See our Contracts Page for more information