BECTU has been looking to organize the VFX industry in the UK. Over 600 people have confirmed to attend the event:
Regent Hall 275 Oxford St
London United Kingdom
Wednesday, 3 April 2013 from 19:00 to 21:30
You can reserve a ticket for the event here:
There is a Facebook event page here:
You can find more info about what BECTU offers here:
The UK VFX industry is a bit unique in the sense that most of the work done there is one a day rate where many are not paid overtime. I think this is one of the issues that many there would agree needs to be resolved. I’ve also posted about enforcement of the working time agreement which is another labor issue.
The argument against overtime is the fear that the work will go away. When you consider other major VFX markets like NZ, Australia, Canada, and the US pay overtime, you’ll realize that paid overtime is quite reasonable.
Good luck and please post in the comments on what happened.