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December 6 – the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada
December 6th, 2013 - On December 6, the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women in Canada, ACTRA remembers the 14 young women who lost their lives at École Polytechnique de Montreal, simply because they were women. December 6 is also a day to commit to take concrete action in order to end violence against women [...]
Canadian Performers Lobby MPs on The Hill
November 6th, 2013 - This week Canadian performers from ACTRA are urging the federal government to recognize and fuel our $20.4 billion film and TV industry. “We’re meeting with MPs to discuss the role that our industry plays as part of the big picture,” said Ferne Downey, ACTRA National President.
CRTC-Let’s Talk TV
October 31st, 2013 - Let’s Talk TV The CRTC wants to “talk TV” with Canadians and ACTRA wants YOU, our members, to be part of the conversation. Here’s how: Join the CRTC’s online forum on Programming Send an email to the CRTC Hold a ‘flash conference’ Check out ACTRA’s “For Your Consideration” for help in making your points. [...]
ACTRA’s letter to the Honourable Shelly Glover, new Minister of Canadian Heritage
July 29th, 2013 - On behalf of the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate you on your recent appointment as Minister of Canadian Heritage and Official Languages, and welcome you to your exciting new post.
Send a message to Prime Minister Stephen Harper – Sign our letter! Hands off the CBC
June 2nd, 2013 - TORONTO, June 2, 2013 /CNW/ – A group of Canadian academics, journalists, actors and union leaders sent an open letter to Prime Minister Stephen Harper today urging him to remove provisions in budget implementation bill C-60 that would allow for government intervention in Crown corporations, including CBC and Canada Post. The House of Commons will [...]
ACTRA Members Vote “Yes” to New NFB Agreement
May 23rd, 2013 - TORONTO – ACTRA members have voted unanimously to ratify the terms of settlement for the new collective agreement with the National Film Board (NFB). With 100% of ballots cast in favour of the deal the new terms of the agreement will take effect as of May 1, 2013 and continue until April 30, 2014. The [...]
Guide for Auditioning Deaf Actors: Helpful Links
April 30th, 2013 - ATIA Association of Translators and Interpreters of Alberta ATIM Association of Translators, Terminologists and Interpreters of Manitoba ATINS The Association of Translators and Interpreters of Nova Scotia ATIO Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario AVLIC 2012 – Organizing committee for the AVLIC 2012 conference CAD Canadian Association of the Deaf CCSD Canadian Cultural Society of [...]
National Day of Mourning Statement by ACTRA National President Ferne Downey
April 28th, 2013 - “Every year on this date, workers and unions across Canada pause to mourn for workers who have been killed or injured on the job. Today ACTRA joins in remembering those workers and their families. We commit ourselves to continuing to work to improve protections in our collective agreements and in legislation. As performers, we know that sets can be dangerous workplaces. We’ve known performers who lost their lives or were seriously injured on set.
UBCP/ACTRA members ratify new BCMPA production agreement
April 24th, 2013 - UBCP/ACTRA concluded negotiations for the British Columbia Master Production Agreement (BCMPA).
ACTRA Boycotts Porter Airlines in Support of Airline Workers
March 7th, 2013 - ACTRA is standing in solidarity with Airline Workers by respecting a CLC boycott of Porter Airlines. The Canadian Labour Congress is urging all affiliated unions to support this boycott.
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