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ACTRA negotiations to mediation

TORONTO, Oct. 24 /CNW/ – Canadian producers told revered Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent and all Canadian performers that they deserve a 25% pay cut, no residuals and worse working conditions. So Pinsent, at the front table of ACTRA’s bargaining team, walked out of the talks on Monday.

Today, his colleagues at ACTRA applied for labour mediation. Two days of negotiations with Canadian producers highlighted the need for a neutral third party to assist the talks.
"We put forward a reasonable set of proposals in these negotiations," said Richard Hardacre, National President of ACTRA. "What we got back from producers was proposals to roll back our pay by 10 to 25%, a proposal to gut our residuals, proposals to make working conditions much worse and numerous other unacceptable proposals."

The parties are so far apart, ACTRA concluded the negotiations are going to need help to get to a new agreement. The current agreement expires on December 31, 2006.

United Steelworkers International President Leo Gerard joined ACTRA at the table for the negotiations on Tuesday. He underlined for producers that the million-member Steelworkers union stands by its strategic alliance with ACTRA and will use all of its resources to work with ACTRA to ensure these discussions lead to a fair agreement.

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Headline, Industry News

ACTRA negotiations to mediation

TORONTO, Oct. 24 /CNW/ – Canadian producers told revered Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent and all Canadian performers that they deserve a 25% pay cut, no residuals and worse working conditions. So Pinsent, at the front table of ACTRA’s bargaining team, walked out of the talks on Monday.

Today, his colleagues at ACTRA applied for labour mediation. Two days of negotiations with Canadian producers highlighted the need for a neutral third party to assist the talks.
"We put forward a reasonable set of proposals in these negotiations," said Richard Hardacre, National President of ACTRA. "What we got back from producers was proposals to roll back our pay by 10 to 25%, a proposal to gut our residuals, proposals to make working conditions much worse and numerous other unacceptable proposals."

The parties are so far apart, ACTRA concluded the negotiations are going to need help to get to a new agreement. The current agreement expires on December 31, 2006.

United Steelworkers International President Leo Gerard joined ACTRA at the table for the negotiations on Tuesday. He underlined for producers that the million-member Steelworkers union stands by its strategic alliance with ACTRA and will use all of its resources to work with ACTRA to ensure these discussions lead to a fair agreement.

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Headline, Industry News

ACTRA negotiations to mediation

TORONTO, Oct. 24 /CNW/ – Canadian producers told revered Canadian actor Gordon Pinsent and all Canadian performers that they deserve a 25% pay cut, no residuals and worse working conditions. So Pinsent, at the front table of ACTRA’s bargaining team, walked out of the talks on Monday.

Today, his colleagues at ACTRA applied for labour mediation. Two days of negotiations with Canadian producers highlighted the need for a neutral third party to assist the talks.
"We put forward a reasonable set of proposals in these negotiations," said Richard Hardacre, National President of ACTRA. "What we got back from producers was proposals to roll back our pay by 10 to 25%, a proposal to gut our residuals, proposals to make working conditions much worse and numerous other unacceptable proposals."

The parties are so far apart, ACTRA concluded the negotiations are going to need help to get to a new agreement. The current agreement expires on December 31, 2006.

United Steelworkers International President Leo Gerard joined ACTRA at the table for the negotiations on Tuesday. He underlined for producers that the million-member Steelworkers union stands by its strategic alliance with ACTRA and will use all of its resources to work with ACTRA to ensure these discussions lead to a fair agreement.

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