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Sausage Party and Nitrogen – an open letter

To the VFX & CG-feature communities, Many of you will have heard in the last week about working conditions on the recently-released “Sausage Party”. What started in the comments section on Cartoon Brew has now been reported by The Washington

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UK VFX Union featured on fxguide podcast!

Paul Evans, the BECTU national official for the vfx branch and Joe Pavlo, the vfx branch chair had a chat with Jeff Heuser from the fxguide podcast to talk about their work in the UK to establish a Visual Effects

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Large BECTU survey points to serious concerns from MPC’s visual effects workers

full article on BECTU’s website here Bare necessities missing for VFX workers at MPC “Moving Picture Company appears to encapsulate everything that is wrong with employment in UK VFX in microcosm” says BECTU, the media and entertainment union. In a

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JOIN THE DISCUSSION! Sick Pay: Part 2

How does your sick pay stack-up? On our previous blog post we talked about sick pay, but do you ever wonder how your sick pay might stack up comparably? How it might stack up to other unionized sick pay? The VFX BECTU

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Thank The Union For Paid Holiday!

If you’re on a short term contract (i.e. less than 1 year) at one of London’s Visual Effects facilities, here’s a question for you: Why do the facilities give you four weeks paid holiday? Two reasons…  1) Because if the

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An open letter to all staff at MPC

Dear MPC Employee, We are sure that you’ve heard rumblings about a bid by BECTU to achieve Trade Union Recognition at MPC. We thought that it was time for the union to write to you directly – addressing some of

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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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“This story only highlights what MPC wants people to believe”

A recent article in ‘Variety’ about the London company is being met with a storm of protest from within the VFX community. Commenters complain about a toxic corporate environment and describe deplorable working conditions. The Moving Picture Company (MPC) is

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