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Join Alex G. in signing this petition.

To: PACT, UK major motion picture studios’ representatives, British Film Council, BBC, Directors UK, ITV, Sky, British Screen, Advertising Producers Association, Channel 4

End long-hours culture in UK Film & TV Industries

Work with BECTU, the UK’s entertainment industry union, to establish a commission on the counterproductive long hours culture in the UK film and TV industries.

Why is this important?

Long-hours culture in film and tv bad for business, it affects safety and workers’ health and wellbeing.

BECTU is launching a detailed report, based on research among workers in the UK film and TV industry making the case about how the long-hours culture in this industry is damaging productivity and driving valuable skills out of a very important part of the UK economy.
By calling on industry bodies to work with the union and it’s members on this issue, we can build a stronger, healthier entertainment industry together.

“It's become standard practice and this obsessive culture of if you aren't putting in the hours, you aren't working hard enough. It's stupid and reckless and it's killing people. I do not wish for this to be standard practice.”

Reasons for signing

  • I want to get home safely to spend more time with my young child and partner, as well as having more time for friends, family, hobbies, fitness and mental and physical health. There is no reason why people who love their job in this industry shouldn't have access to this.
  • I am a line producer and constantly worried about crew safety, I feel that should not be on my shoulders as well as all my other responsibilities. I worry that its not safe for them to drive home after such a long day at work. People are exhausted after a long shoot period and are miserable. You aren't able to fully relax when you get home because there isn't enough time, essentially when working you give up your life to the job.
  • I have worked in the industry and have found the hours way too long than they need to be.


2019-05-10 16:35:53 +0100

10,000 signatures reached

2018-04-27 09:49:25 +0100

5,000 signatures reached

2017-10-23 11:44:27 +0100

1,000 signatures reached

2017-10-20 09:55:57 +0100

500 signatures reached

2017-10-19 10:32:22 +0100

100 signatures reached

2017-10-18 22:03:25 +0100

50 signatures reached

2017-10-18 21:15:49 +0100

25 signatures reached

2017-10-17 11:38:24 +0100

10 signatures reached