The time to make a change for our future is now!
The rate card is a recommendation based on what many technicians from across Australia have asked for following extensive discussions.
Over the last several years, the rates and conditions within the Australian film and television industry have become an increasing concern to technicians across the country. Rates have stagnated, failing to keep up with the rising costs of living, while entitlements have been lost in other areas. Commercial productions have been pushing for more deals, often asking for a 26% discount in some cases. Meanwhile local TV productions offer rates at times that are as good as an unskilled position at a cafe. We as technicians want a future for our industry and the only way to achieve this is to have a fair wage for a living. Many of us are freelance and work is sporadic to say the least. It is up to producers and production companies to ensure we get a fair deal to ensure they have experienced and professional crew available for their projects in the future.