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JOIN THE DISCUSSION! This week’s topic: Sick Pay

Why Sick Pay is Good for Everyone. You may have read on our last blog post about MPC’s sick pay policy change. But did you know that this came about from departmental meetings from employees? Meetings that were organised to

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MPC Rethinks Its Sickness Policy

Yesterday MPC announced a U-turn to the company’s sickness policy which had already been officially updated less than six months ago. With MPC’s management perhaps feeling pressure from the the wave of VFX unionisation sweeping the industry, freelancers on 1 year

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Poll: Who Would You Like to Win the 2016 VFX Oscar?

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Quick ‘n Easy Unpaid Overtime Poll

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JOIN THE DISCUSSION! This week’s topic: BAFTA WINNERS AND NOMINEES!

CONGRATULATIONS BAFTA WINNERS AND NOMINEES! This past Sunday was the 69th British Academy Film Awards. The union members at BECTU would like to congratulate this year’s winners and runner ups. It was a brilliant year for British Visual Effects where

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JOIN THE DISCUSSION! This week’s topic: Contracts

In December, UK CEO Sarah Mackey stated that according to the Creative Skillset 2014 Workforce Survey ‘91% of the UK VFX workforce have a permanent contract’. However, our experience has been that this simply is not true for the vast

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London VFX house closing shop?

    News has it that Method London is undergoing a huge restructuring which will result in the loss of many jobs during a huge shrinkage. Method currently has around 70 employees, so if true this would be a substantial

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TECHNICOLOR makes deal to buy THE MILL for €259 MILLION

The Mill has been bought..     More companies merging it looks like in visual effects. The Mill has been acquired by Technicolor for €259 million. I hope this doesn’t mean lay offs for any of the crew. Technicolor already

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New kid on the block

  Check out the new VFX Pub Cheers! #vfx #socialmedia #discourse

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Could you use an extra £8,720?!

UK workers gave their bosses nearly £32bn worth of unpaid overtime last year – an average of £6,050 each if these hours had been paid – according to new analysis published today (Friday) by the TUC for Work Your Proper

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