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Conciliator a positive step

TORONTO ACTRA is pleased with the appointment of Ontario’s most senior government conciliator, Reg Pearson, to mediate negotiations between ACTRA and the CFTPA/APFTQ for a new IPA (Independent Production Agreement).

“We have worked with Reg Pearson before,” said Stephen Waddell, ACTRA’s National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator. “Reg mediated our 1999 bargaining round, and was very helpful in bringing about a resolution,” added Waddell.

Reg Pearson is Director of the Office of Mediation with the Ontario Ministry of Labour. He was appointed mediator after ACTRA filed for conciliation in bargaining with producers.

Mr. Pearson has film and television industry experience, having worked in labour management with the CBC before becoming a mediator. “He is familiar with the parties, and he knows the issues. His appointment is a positive step and makes us hopeful this round of bargaining can move forward. We’re looking forward to working with him,” said Waddell.

ACTRA requested the assistance of a neutral third party to assist the talks after producers presented rollback proposals including paycuts of 10 to 25%, gutting of performer residuals, and erosion of working conditions.

ACTRA and the CFTPA/APFTQ have agreed to hold a sidebar meeting on November 14, 2006. ACTRA has invited Mr. Pearson to join that meeting.

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Headline, Industry News

Conciliator a positive step

TORONTO ACTRA is pleased with the appointment of Ontario’s most senior government conciliator, Reg Pearson, to mediate negotiations between ACTRA and the CFTPA/APFTQ for a new IPA (Independent Production Agreement).

“We have worked with Reg Pearson before,” said Stephen Waddell, ACTRA’s National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator. “Reg mediated our 1999 bargaining round, and was very helpful in bringing about a resolution,” added Waddell.

Reg Pearson is Director of the Office of Mediation with the Ontario Ministry of Labour. He was appointed mediator after ACTRA filed for conciliation in bargaining with producers.

Mr. Pearson has film and television industry experience, having worked in labour management with the CBC before becoming a mediator. “He is familiar with the parties, and he knows the issues. His appointment is a positive step and makes us hopeful this round of bargaining can move forward. We’re looking forward to working with him,” said Waddell.

ACTRA requested the assistance of a neutral third party to assist the talks after producers presented rollback proposals including paycuts of 10 to 25%, gutting of performer residuals, and erosion of working conditions.

ACTRA and the CFTPA/APFTQ have agreed to hold a sidebar meeting on November 14, 2006. ACTRA has invited Mr. Pearson to join that meeting.

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Headline, Industry News

Conciliator a positive step

TORONTO ACTRA is pleased with the appointment of Ontario’s most senior government conciliator, Reg Pearson, to mediate negotiations between ACTRA and the CFTPA/APFTQ for a new IPA (Independent Production Agreement).

“We have worked with Reg Pearson before,” said Stephen Waddell, ACTRA’s National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator. “Reg mediated our 1999 bargaining round, and was very helpful in bringing about a resolution,” added Waddell.

Reg Pearson is Director of the Office of Mediation with the Ontario Ministry of Labour. He was appointed mediator after ACTRA filed for conciliation in bargaining with producers.

Mr. Pearson has film and television industry experience, having worked in labour management with the CBC before becoming a mediator. “He is familiar with the parties, and he knows the issues. His appointment is a positive step and makes us hopeful this round of bargaining can move forward. We’re looking forward to working with him,” said Waddell.

ACTRA requested the assistance of a neutral third party to assist the talks after producers presented rollback proposals including paycuts of 10 to 25%, gutting of performer residuals, and erosion of working conditions.

ACTRA and the CFTPA/APFTQ have agreed to hold a sidebar meeting on November 14, 2006. ACTRA has invited Mr. Pearson to join that meeting.

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