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IATSE Offers Labour Assistance to Prime Minister Trudeau to Build Field Vaccination Sites

January 29, 2021 The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, P.C., M.P.Prime Minister of CanadaOttawa Ontario Via E-mail Dear Prime Minister: As an International Vice President and the Director of Canadian Affairs for the IATSE, I would like to first thank you for the support you have provided to entertainment/gig workers through the CERB, the CRB, and […]

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IATSE Optimistic About Federal Aid Announcement for Entertainment Sector

OTTAWA, ON – There was much good news today for the entertainment industry as Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland revealed the Fall Economic Statement, which included several significant policy announcements. Minister Freeland indicated that for Canada’s hardest-hit businesses – such as tourism, hospitality, and arts & entertainment – government will be implementing a Highly Affected Sectors Credit Availability […]

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IATSE Pleased with Proposed Changes to Broadcasting Act

TORONTO, ON – Minister of Canadian Heritage Steven Guilbeault has tabled Bill C:10: An Act to amend the Broadcasting Act and to make related and consequential amendments to other Acts. The proposed legislation lists five key objectives: the inclusion of online broadcasting within the scope of the Act, updating broadcasting & regulatory policy to better […]

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Animation Workers at Titmouse Vancouver Vote to Join IATSE! Historic Moment for Animators in Canada

VANCOUVER, BC – On October 8, animation workers at Titmouse Vancouver made history by becoming the first animation studio in Canada to become unionized. With 87% of the workers participating in the vote, a resounding 98% voted to join The Animation Guild, IATSE Local 938. “Today, workers at Titmouse Vancouver sent a clear message; there […]

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Associated Designers of Canada Vote to Join IATSE!

TORONTO, ON – In a multi-day, online vote culminating on October 1st, members of the Associated Designers of Canada (ADC) have voted 95% in favour of joining the IATSE. For decades, members of the two organizations have worked side by side in venues all across Canada. This vote serves to formalize the strong relationship the […]

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AQTIS, IATSE 667 AND IATSE 514 JOIN FORCES!

Montreal, September 23, 2020 – AQTIS, IATSE 667 and IATSE 514 are pleased to announce that they are taking a major step to better meet their members’ needs. The Association québécoise des techniciens et techniciennes de l’image et du son, Local 514, (IATSE) will represent 7,000 people and will be the largest film and television […]

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Workers at Second Art Gallery in Vancouver Vote for IATSE Representation

VANCOUVER, BC –Workers of the Contemporary Art Gallery have voted unanimously to join the Art and Cultural Workers Union, IATSE B778. CAG staff are ardently dedicated to contemporary art, artists and the many publics they support. CAG makes an invaluable contribution to the artistic culture in Vancouver and British Columbia, and it’s this work that […]

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