Flyover Canada Workers to Join ACWU IATSE B778

VANCOUVER, BC – All 90 employees at Flyover Canada will now have union representation through the Arts and Cultural Workers Union (ACWU), IATSE Local B778. This group marks the largest bargaining unit to join Local B778, which continues to welcome any and all creative and cultural workers interested in forming a union at their workplace. 

Launched in 2013, Flyover Canada is an immersive theatre that takes guests on a virtual flight across Canada through the use of a diameter spherical screen, while employing wind, mist, and scents to enhance the experience.

Workers began discussions with the union in January and key issues included wages, union representation, safety, and the ability to have a stronger overall voice to address workplace issues fairly and respectfully. Card-check certification in British Columbia states that once a minimum of 55% of workers sign union representation cards, the wishes of the majority are clear and a vote is deemed unnecessary. Once a strong majority had signed cards, the application was filed by the union on March 26 and the certification was issued by the BC Labour Relations Board on April 2.

A Flyover worker stated, “We are excited to turn our workplace into one where we can continue doing the job we love and not have to worry about being taken advantage of or having to leave just so we can afford to live. We look forward to being a member of the ACWU and IATSE. We also hope that other workers in our industry feel like they can unionize and benefit as we will.”

“IATSE B778 is deeply proud and honoured to support these workers in building worker power through forming a union at their workplace,” said President Conor Moore, adding, “There is no stronger show of solidarity than workers standing up together to collectively better their lives.”

BC-based arts and cultural workers looking for union representation are encouraged to contact Local B778 President Conor Moore at or 778-668-3874.



For more information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Krista Hurdon, IATSE International Representative 

English (Canada)