It’s funny because it’s true!

This Thursday and every Thursday, union members and other vfx people get together at our weekly lunch meet where we chat about things that are important to people in the vfx industry.

We will be meeting this Thursday April 21st  1:00 – 2:00 pm  @ Kingly Ct, Carnaby St. 

Look for the green flag!

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Won’t I be fired if my employer finds out I’ve joined a union?

No – that would be illegal. UK law is crystal clear on this – no company can dismiss or discriminate against you for joining a union or taking part in it. As a member of BECTU, you get access to legal advice and representation. If a company tried to discriminate against you for being a member, we’d take them to an employment tribunal on your behalf and fight for your rights. We always protect our members.BECTU membership is also entirely confidential – the only people who know that you’re a member are the people you tell yourself. Many of our members are very open to their employers and each other about their membership, but if you’d rather keep your support private, then you don’t have to tell anyone.

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This Thursday and every Thursday, union members and other vfx people get together at our weekly lunch meet where we chat about things that are important to people in the vfx industry.

We will be meeting this Thursday April 21st  1:00 – 2:00 pm  @ Kingly Ct, Carnaby St. 

Look for the green flag!

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Mass meeting of VFX workers says industry needs fixing

From BECTU’s website :

A mass meeting of VFX workers earlier this week (Wednesday 13 January) showed how deeply staff feel about staff welfare and called on the industry to correct its shortcomings.

Close to 400 people attended the huge meeting at Regent Hall, Oxford Street. That’s right, four hundred people. But whilst the evening was cold and wet, the mood of the meeting was anything but.

VFX workers are a remarkable bunch: characterful, patient and kind. Those at the meeting were probably representative of every continent, a factor also reflected in BECTU’s growing VFX branch which has to be the most international in the union. Why so? Because London is the place to develop a career in VFX with 50 per cent of the world’s blockbuster VFX capacity located in the capital.

Read more here!

If you’ve been waiting to join the VFX Union, NOW is the time!

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400 VFX professionals attend union meeting!

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Over 400 people who work in Londons Visual Effects industry attended a meeting set up by BECTU and its members. There were talks by representatives of BECTU and vfx union members about how unionisation can help not only the people who work in VFX, but also the facilities and the industry as a whole.

Discussions centered around the recent bid for recognition by the Compositing department at MPC, the new bid for recognition by the Animation department at Framestore and the goal of total unionisation of the Visual Effects industry here in London and around the world.

By the end of the evening we had an astonishing 100 new members join the VFX branch of BECTU! One BECTU representative said that this one union meeting smashed their previous record of 51 new members that BECTU has ever achieved from a single event!

Come join us today at our usual Thursday VFX Lunch Meet in the food court at the Plaza, Oxford Street, W1 from 1:00-2:00. We’ve got a lot to celebrate and talk about!

Happy Holidays! It’s the Thursday VFX Lunch Meet!

Come along to the Plaza, Oxford Street from 1:00-2:00pm today for our weekly networking hang out! This will be the last one for 2015 but we’ll be back stronger than ever with some exciting stuff for the new year on Thursday the 7th.

Thursday VFX Lunch Meet

in the food court at The Plaza, Oxford Street


from 1:00-2:00pm

Visual effects BECTU members and people who work in visual effect are meeting up every Thursday to talk about the union and issues that are interesting to people who work in the VFX here in London. This is a chance to change our industry from the ground up by connecting with like minded people and creating our own grassroots movement.

Look for the green flag!
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