BECTU

BECTU | Independant Union - History

BECTU was established in January 1991 by the amalgamation of the Association of Cinematograph Television and Allied Technicians (ACTT) and the Broadcasting and Entertainment Trades Alliance (BETA).

BETA itself was the product of an amalgamation in February 1989 between the Association of Broadcasting Staff (ABS) and the National Association of Theatrical Television and Kine Employees (NATTKE).

Of the three unions, NATTKE, the oldest, was established in the 1890s as the union for theatre and music hall employees.

ACTT developed in the 1930s as the union for technical workers in film production.

ABS started life in 1940 as an internal association representing BBC staff.

This section examines the history of BECTU's main predecessor unions, and concludes with a look at the union's progress since the late 1970's:

•NATTKE
•ABS
•ACTT

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•FAA
•1979 onwards



BECTU was established in January 1991 by the amalgamation of the Association of Cinematograph Television and Allied Technicians (ACTT) and the Broadcasting and Entertainment Trades Alliance (BETA).

BETA itself was the product of an amalgamation in February 1989 between the Association of Broadcasting Staff (ABS) and the National Association of Theatrical Television and Kine Employees (NATTKE).

Of the three unions, NATTKE, the oldest, was established in the 1890s as the union for theatre and music hall employees.

ACTT developed in the 1930s as the union for technical workers in film production.

ABS started life in 1940 as an internal association representing BBC staff.

This section examines the history of BECTU's main predecessor unions, and concludes with a look at the union's progress since the late 1970's:

•NATTKE
•ABS
•ACTT
•FAA
•1979 onwards

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