We have been working with BECTU to change our Front of House operation from a system based almost entirely on casual work to one based on a mixture of permanent and seasonal contracts supported by some casual work. This change has created four new full time roles at the theatre.
Whilst this is undoubtedly good news for stability, guarantee of earnings and job security, it does have implications for some of the current staff. Their concerns are being addressed and we have agreed a proposal for affected staff with BECTU.
As regards activities on social media, we cannot comment on grievances posted online by anonymous individuals. However, now as at any other time, if anyone has a complaint they wish us to address, we would like to hear from them.
David Lan and Lucy Woollatt