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PiPA and BECTU are joining forces to identify challenges and potential strategies to better support backstage workers with caring responsibilities.

Backstage workers often face a culture of long hours, late nights, unpredictability of buy-outs and regular overtime. This means that backstage workers can face often insurmountable barriers when it comes to meeting work and family commitments.

On the 13th May 2019, 12:30pm PiPA and BECTU are hosting a forum for parents and carers working backstage in the hope of taking first steps to improve work-life balance for the group.

The forum will take place at St Anne's Church in Soho, London and aims to provide an opportunity for parents and carers working backstage to share their experiences.

The event is open to all backstage workers including BECTU members and non-members. This event is the first of a series of events BECTU and PiPA are planning at different locations across the UK.

Forums will provide an opportunity to share real life stories that will form part of a wider campaign to secure additional support and help provide insights to ensure strategies evolved to combat the issue are sustainable.

For further information or to reserve your free place, please email admin@pipacampaign.com with subject 'BECTU Event RSVP'.


Backstage workers are encouraged to take a short survey to share their experiences to inform discussions. The information shared by participants will help PiPA and BECTU's plan for collectively improving working practices to make work and family life more compatible.

Please click on the link below to start the survey: