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PACT / MU Agreement ballot result

The result of the recent consultative ballot on a new agreement between the Musicians’ Union and PACT (the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television) was in favour of the new agreement with associated changes and this will come into effect on 1 January 2016.

The result of the consultative ballot on a new agreement between the Musicians’ Union and PACT (the Producers Alliance for Cinema and Television) which closed at 5.30pm on Thursday 8 October 2015 was:

Accept: 100

Reject: 30

Accordingly, the new agreement with associated changes will come into effect on 1 January 2016 with annual increases in rates as follows:

1 January 2016: 7.5%

1 January 2017: 5.0%

1 January 2018: 2.5%

1 January 2019: 2.5%

Copies of the new agreement will be distributed in due course however from 1 January 2016 the headline minimum rates will be:

Basic Session = £59.15 per hour (minimum 3 hour session fee: £177.45)

Combined Use Scale 1:

£122.55 per hour (minimum 2 hour session fee = £245.10)

Combined Use Scale 2:

£91.40 per hour (minimum 2 hour session fee = £182.80)

Combined Use Scale 3:

£81.70 per hour (minimum 3 hour session fee = £245.10)

Combined Use Scale 4:

£60.20 per hour (minimum 3 hour session fee = £180.60)

Where a project scheduled for the New Year has already been confirmed on the basis of the current rates, this will be honoured. If you have any queries regarding this please email Pete Thoms, Sessions Official.

We would like to thank all members who participated in the ballot for their time and consideration on this important matter.


Published: 20/10/2015

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