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No real movement in producer dispute

TORONTO, Nov. 14 – ACTRA and Canadian producers met today. Nothing significant moved on the proposals. So: ACTRA will pursue the labour conciliation process across Canada; ACTRA members will be receiving a strike ballot in coming days; and ACTRA and the producers will conduct a final blitz of negotiations in the last days leading to the expiry of the current contract – the only point on which any agreement was reached today.

"We met today with producers, and it became clear that they have not moved on the substantive points they presented to us two weeks ago," said Stephen Waddell, ACTRA’s National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator.

"As we told them last time we met, there is no basis for an agreement on proposals that gut residuals, roll back pay and demand numerous other retrograde changes to our agreement."

ACTRA will continue with its conciliation applications across Canada. The Government of Ontario has named Reg Pearson as its conciliator in this dispute. The Government of Canada today confirmed that it is also naming Mr. Pearson as its conciliator.

To underscore its determination in these negotiations, Waddell said ACTRA will also now be proceeding to consult its members on a strike mandate. The strike consultation will conclude on or about December 15, 2006.

ACTRA will also continue to attempt to negotiate a new agreement. The parties did reach agreement on one item today – additional bargaining dates in December.

ACTRA and the CFTPA/APFTQ began negotiations for a new IPA on October 23. The current IPA expires December 31, 2006.

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Headline, Industry News

No real movement in producer dispute

TORONTO, Nov. 14 – ACTRA and Canadian producers met today. Nothing significant moved on the proposals. So: ACTRA will pursue the labour conciliation process across Canada; ACTRA members will be receiving a strike ballot in coming days; and ACTRA and the producers will conduct a final blitz of negotiations in the last days leading to the expiry of the current contract – the only point on which any agreement was reached today.

"We met today with producers, and it became clear that they have not moved on the substantive points they presented to us two weeks ago," said Stephen Waddell, ACTRA’s National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator.

"As we told them last time we met, there is no basis for an agreement on proposals that gut residuals, roll back pay and demand numerous other retrograde changes to our agreement."

ACTRA will continue with its conciliation applications across Canada. The Government of Ontario has named Reg Pearson as its conciliator in this dispute. The Government of Canada today confirmed that it is also naming Mr. Pearson as its conciliator.

To underscore its determination in these negotiations, Waddell said ACTRA will also now be proceeding to consult its members on a strike mandate. The strike consultation will conclude on or about December 15, 2006.

ACTRA will also continue to attempt to negotiate a new agreement. The parties did reach agreement on one item today – additional bargaining dates in December.

ACTRA and the CFTPA/APFTQ began negotiations for a new IPA on October 23. The current IPA expires December 31, 2006.

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Headline, Industry News

No real movement in producer dispute

TORONTO, Nov. 14 – ACTRA and Canadian producers met today. Nothing significant moved on the proposals. So: ACTRA will pursue the labour conciliation process across Canada; ACTRA members will be receiving a strike ballot in coming days; and ACTRA and the producers will conduct a final blitz of negotiations in the last days leading to the expiry of the current contract – the only point on which any agreement was reached today.

"We met today with producers, and it became clear that they have not moved on the substantive points they presented to us two weeks ago," said Stephen Waddell, ACTRA’s National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator.

"As we told them last time we met, there is no basis for an agreement on proposals that gut residuals, roll back pay and demand numerous other retrograde changes to our agreement."

ACTRA will continue with its conciliation applications across Canada. The Government of Ontario has named Reg Pearson as its conciliator in this dispute. The Government of Canada today confirmed that it is also naming Mr. Pearson as its conciliator.

To underscore its determination in these negotiations, Waddell said ACTRA will also now be proceeding to consult its members on a strike mandate. The strike consultation will conclude on or about December 15, 2006.

ACTRA will also continue to attempt to negotiate a new agreement. The parties did reach agreement on one item today – additional bargaining dates in December.

ACTRA and the CFTPA/APFTQ began negotiations for a new IPA on October 23. The current IPA expires December 31, 2006.

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