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Ken Loach’s Bectu Suspension Reversed, But Bitter Internal Dispute At Film & TV Union Rumbles On

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EXCLUSIVE: Ken Loach has been restored to a decision-making role at Bectu after his shock suspension last year, but a bitter internal row at the UK’s biggest film and TV union shows no sign of abating.

Deadline revealed in December that Loach, the esteemed BAFTA-winning British film director, was ousted from Bectu’s Writers, Producers & Directors (WPD) branch committee after a 60-year association with the union.

Two others were also suspended and six more members faced disciplinary measures. An appeals board at Bectu’s parent union Prospect has now reversed the suspension, meaning Loach and others can be restored to committee roles.

Loach told Deadline that he was relieved that “commonsense had prevailed” and the process had underlined the importance of transparency within trade unions.

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