Changing nature of work makes portable long service leave essential

allianceWith an increasing number of its members in transient, freelance or short-term employment, MEAA, the union for Australia’s creative professionals, is calling for reforms to make portable long service leave available to all workers.

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Entertainment workers’ union says cuts to weekend pay are not on

allianceWorkers in the entertainment and arts industries who work on weekends face substantial cuts to their pay under recommendations from the Productivity Commission’s review into the workplace system, says their union, the Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance.

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MCEC workers gain ALP support

sm techsMembers of the Labor Party attending the ALP national conference have thrown their support behind workers at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (MCEC), the venue holding the conference, after MCEC management proposed widespread cuts to pay and conditions.

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CPC abandons proposal to cut TVC pay and conditions

sm techsMEAA welcomes the Commercial Producers Council’s (CPC) announcement that it will not proceed with its proposal to cut pay and conditions for crew working on television commercials.

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Safety: Heated & burnt plastics used to modify lighting

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If you work in the entertainment industry you can potentially be exposed to hazardous chemicals in the workplace for the duration of your working life. There are many plastics products when heated give off cacogenic and toxic gases that potentially endanger the lives of entertainment workers. Many lighting technicians work in confined spaces, and the cumulative effect of exposureto toxins can lead to severe health problems and even death. 

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Meet your MEAA Screen Committee

sm techsForty-three MEAA members have been endorsed by their peers to form the MEAA Screen Committee. The committee will represent members at meetings and events that will drive MEAA campaigns.

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