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ACTRA strike in Quebec

TORONTO ACTRA is in a legal strike position in Quebec as of today, January 10, 2007. There are no picket lines however, as all Quebec productions have signed interim agreements.

“Like Toronto, there are no work disruptions or picket lines because all the productions scheduled to shoot have signed interim agreements with ACTRA, and all cameras are rolling today,” said Raymond Guardia, ACTRA’s Regional Director.

“Interim agreements are flooding into our office,” said Matt Holland, President of ACTRA Montreal. “ACTRA Montreal members may be on strike, but all who were scheduled to work are working today – for increased wages and benefits.”

ACTRA’s negotiations with the producers’ associations broke down on January 8, 2007, over compensation and use for performers’ work in digital media.

“ACTRA offered significant discounts and flexibility on internet use. What the producers want is the right to distribute our members’ work, worldwide on the internet, for free. That’s not acceptable,” said Stephen Waddell, ACTRA’s National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator.

Along with demands for free internet use, producers’ final wage proposals would further widen the gap between Canadian and U.S. performers working side-by-side on the same sets in Canada.

ACTRA’s strike began on January 8 in Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The strike will extend to rest of the country shortly, except British Columbia that is covered by a separate agreement.

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ACTRA strike in Quebec

TORONTO ACTRA is in a legal strike position in Quebec as of today, January 10, 2007. There are no picket lines however, as all Quebec productions have signed interim agreements.

“Like Toronto, there are no work disruptions or picket lines because all the productions scheduled to shoot have signed interim agreements with ACTRA, and all cameras are rolling today,” said Raymond Guardia, ACTRA’s Regional Director.

“Interim agreements are flooding into our office,” said Matt Holland, President of ACTRA Montreal. “ACTRA Montreal members may be on strike, but all who were scheduled to work are working today – for increased wages and benefits.”

ACTRA’s negotiations with the producers’ associations broke down on January 8, 2007, over compensation and use for performers’ work in digital media.

“ACTRA offered significant discounts and flexibility on internet use. What the producers want is the right to distribute our members’ work, worldwide on the internet, for free. That’s not acceptable,” said Stephen Waddell, ACTRA’s National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator.

Along with demands for free internet use, producers’ final wage proposals would further widen the gap between Canadian and U.S. performers working side-by-side on the same sets in Canada.

ACTRA’s strike began on January 8 in Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The strike will extend to rest of the country shortly, except British Columbia that is covered by a separate agreement.

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Headline, Industry News

ACTRA strike in Quebec

TORONTO ACTRA is in a legal strike position in Quebec as of today, January 10, 2007. There are no picket lines however, as all Quebec productions have signed interim agreements.

“Like Toronto, there are no work disruptions or picket lines because all the productions scheduled to shoot have signed interim agreements with ACTRA, and all cameras are rolling today,” said Raymond Guardia, ACTRA’s Regional Director.

“Interim agreements are flooding into our office,” said Matt Holland, President of ACTRA Montreal. “ACTRA Montreal members may be on strike, but all who were scheduled to work are working today – for increased wages and benefits.”

ACTRA’s negotiations with the producers’ associations broke down on January 8, 2007, over compensation and use for performers’ work in digital media.

“ACTRA offered significant discounts and flexibility on internet use. What the producers want is the right to distribute our members’ work, worldwide on the internet, for free. That’s not acceptable,” said Stephen Waddell, ACTRA’s National Executive Director and Chief Negotiator.

Along with demands for free internet use, producers’ final wage proposals would further widen the gap between Canadian and U.S. performers working side-by-side on the same sets in Canada.

ACTRA’s strike began on January 8 in Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. The strike will extend to rest of the country shortly, except British Columbia that is covered by a separate agreement.

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