After overtime, one of the biggest gripes about working in VFX is contractual notice. Many companies have a majority of PAYE (Pay As You Earn) workers on rolling contracts that can be anywhere from 1 week to 1 year.
With projects schedules often changing last minute, some workers receive extension notices inside of two-weeks from their final “end date.” A handful have even been given notice the same week, asking them for extensions or confirming their termination date. This makes it extremely hard to line up future jobs or plan accordingly. Especially if you enjoy working for the company and would like to stay on.
With this kind of insecurity, we think that it’s hard to plan for the future and would like to work with Visual Effects Companies to change this. While some schedule changes can be out of VFX companies hands, we do believe that there is some room for improvement and better dialogue so workers can prepare for any sudden changes in contract, with-in a fair working notice period.
Has this happened to you? Want to give your input on solutions to the problem? Please come to our weekly lunch meet-up where we will be discussing this topic this week. Come and join the discussion!
We will be meeting this Thursday 28th January 1:00 – 2:00 pm @ The Plaza, Oxford Street
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