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ACTRA Supports IATSE Local 63 Protest against MTS Centre

ACTRA is standing in solidarity with IATSE LOCAL 63, in support of their ongoing efforts to reach an agreement with Winnipeg’s MTS Centre.

Despite negotiating for close to 23 months before the opening of the MTS Centre in 2004, Local 63 was then informed by management that they had decided to go with out-of-province temp firm NASCO, which charges union rates but pays low-wage rates to its employees in order to make larger profits. In addition, the MTS Centre refused Local 63’s offer to match, word-for-word, the rates and conditions being offered by NASCO.

Local 63 is planning an informational picket for the Juno Awards Red Carpet Event at the MTS Centre on March 30.

For more information visit the IATSE Canadian Facebook page ( and follow on Twitter (

Let’s speak up in support of Local 63, and against the MTS Centre until they negotiate in good faith with their employees and give them a collective agreement with decent wages and safe working conditions.

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