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Canadian actors inch toward strike

TORONTO – Unionized actors in Canada have moved a step closer to a possible strike over pay from Canadian advertisers.

On Thursday, ACTRA, which represents about 21,000 domestic performers, and the Institute of Communications Agencies and the Association of Canadian Advertisers requested a conciliation officers’ report after 17 months of bargaining hit a roadblock earlier this month.

Receiving the conciliators’ report would put ACTRA in a legal strike position by the middle of October, even though the performers union insists it is not seeking labor instability.

“We have additional negotiating dates planned. However, we will not agree to a contract with the advertisers that would significantly decrease performers’ earnings at the same time as advertising agencies are making huge profits,” ACTRA national president Richard Hardacre said Friday.

In mid-September, ACTRA unveiled plans to poll its membership on a strike mandate as efforts to reach a new National Commercial Agreement yielded little progress.

The union said it expects to announce the results of its strike referendum by Oct. 15.

The last National Commercial Agreement expired June 30. A government conciliator stepped in to restart negotiations between the actors and advertisers in July, and met with both parties on Thursday.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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Headline, Industry News

Canadian actors inch toward strike

TORONTO – Unionized actors in Canada have moved a step closer to a possible strike over pay from Canadian advertisers.

On Thursday, ACTRA, which represents about 21,000 domestic performers, and the Institute of Communications Agencies and the Association of Canadian Advertisers requested a conciliation officers’ report after 17 months of bargaining hit a roadblock earlier this month.

Receiving the conciliators’ report would put ACTRA in a legal strike position by the middle of October, even though the performers union insists it is not seeking labor instability.

“We have additional negotiating dates planned. However, we will not agree to a contract with the advertisers that would significantly decrease performers’ earnings at the same time as advertising agencies are making huge profits,” ACTRA national president Richard Hardacre said Friday.

In mid-September, ACTRA unveiled plans to poll its membership on a strike mandate as efforts to reach a new National Commercial Agreement yielded little progress.

The union said it expects to announce the results of its strike referendum by Oct. 15.

The last National Commercial Agreement expired June 30. A government conciliator stepped in to restart negotiations between the actors and advertisers in July, and met with both parties on Thursday.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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Headline, Industry News

Canadian actors inch toward strike

TORONTO – Unionized actors in Canada have moved a step closer to a possible strike over pay from Canadian advertisers.

On Thursday, ACTRA, which represents about 21,000 domestic performers, and the Institute of Communications Agencies and the Association of Canadian Advertisers requested a conciliation officers’ report after 17 months of bargaining hit a roadblock earlier this month.

Receiving the conciliators’ report would put ACTRA in a legal strike position by the middle of October, even though the performers union insists it is not seeking labor instability.

“We have additional negotiating dates planned. However, we will not agree to a contract with the advertisers that would significantly decrease performers’ earnings at the same time as advertising agencies are making huge profits,” ACTRA national president Richard Hardacre said Friday.

In mid-September, ACTRA unveiled plans to poll its membership on a strike mandate as efforts to reach a new National Commercial Agreement yielded little progress.

The union said it expects to announce the results of its strike referendum by Oct. 15.

The last National Commercial Agreement expired June 30. A government conciliator stepped in to restart negotiations between the actors and advertisers in July, and met with both parties on Thursday.

Source: Hollywood Reporter

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