“Between them, the workers who contributed to this guide have more than 100 years of experience in TV production,” says CMG president Carmel Smyth. “Lack of information and fear of speaking up are two of the realities that undermine decent and safe working standards. The guide is part of our campaign to improve awareness of peoples’ rights, of the industry, and of what they should expect at work. We’re very proud of the workers who made the guide a reality.”
The Guide gives workers a sense of how production companies are structured, explains laws related to health and safety in the workplace, and gives tips to workers on where to find work and how to negotiate a fair individual contract.
For more information about the campaign or the guide, please get in touch with CMG organizer Karen Wirsig (firstname.lastname@example.org). If you know anyone working in independent TV production, please urge them to get in touch.