The London Union of Crew is a branch within BECTU that represents all London crew workers in live events. We work within the national Live Events Network connecting venue technicians, crew and other live events professionals throughout the UK. We aim to improve working conditions across our industry for everyone, to ensure our members are always safe at work.
Our branch was established in 2019 after growing sentiment in our Industry that conditions and pay were not appropriate. After initial meetings where a committee was elected, we established an official branch in BECTU which has rapidly grown to hundreds of members since. We are the first and only union branch in the UK specifically for events crew. Our committee all have years of experience as crew in events, and are determined to improve the industry we all love.
Despite lockdown, we have continued to organise tirelessly, discussing industry standards and potential new campaigns, supporting cross union struggles and fighting monies owed cases for our members. Along with other branches in the LEN we campaigned for better support for the self-employed, and helped raise awareness of the current challenges our industry faces.
We want a diverse and inclusive Industry where crew are paid fairly, and no one is exploited or overworked. We want health and safety standards improved and upheld across venues, so nobody is necessarily put in harm’s way at work. BECTU offers one of the most extensive crew insurance policies and personal accident cover available at an unbeatable price, to ensure anyone who does suffer injuries at work is fairly compensated. We also offer free legal help, hundreds of discounts, and extensive industry training sessions and advice.
Work in events? Want to see change? Join one of many active live events branches throughout the UK!
Have any questions? Don’t hesitate to get in touch at https://www.facebook.com/LondonUnionofCrew