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President’s Message Labour Day
November 1st, 2013 - August 30, 2013 Dear Members, Where did the summer go? Labour Day is nearly upon us and ACTRA branches across the country are participating in Labour Day parades, picnics and other festivities. Join us! Click here for information about what’s happening in your neck of the woods. This September 2 the Canadian Labour Congress is launching their “Fairness Works” campaign [...]
ACTRA Talks TV
October 31st, 2013 - For Your Consideration…. ACTRA Talks TV * Background – What is “Let’s Talk TV” * Why YOU need to speak up! * Some points to consider * What can I say about Progamming? * What can I say about Technology? What is “Let’s talk TV”? The Canadian Radio-television Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) is asking [...]
ACTRA calls on the Government to consult with Canadian creators, in response to Throne Speech
October 16th, 2013 - ACTRA is reaching out to the Canadian Government, following today’s Speech from the Throne, to work closely with the creative sector in their consultation and implementation of plans to unbundle television channels.
Daryl Craig appointed ACTRA National Director of Information Services
September 16th, 2013 - Daryl Craig has been appointed ACTRA’s National Director of Information Services effective October 15.
Labour Day 2013
September 11th, 2013 - Labour Day 2013, a set on Flickr.
Countdown to Labour Day
August 26th, 2013 - Join us on Labour Day to kick off our “Together Fairness Works” Campaign! We’re kicking off our nationwide campaign, “Together Fairness Works”, this Labour Day! The Canadian Labour Congress “Fairness Works” campaign promotes all the great things that unions do. Join your fellow ACTRA members at our fun festivities across the country. Bring your family. [...]
A shot in the arm for Canadian culture
June 27th, 2013 - ACTRA commends the CRTC for taking steps to protect the public interest while approving the sale of Astral Media’s broadcast assets to BCE.
ACTRA Members Ratify Settlement with CBC
June 10th, 2013 - June 10, 2013 ACTRA’s professional performers have voted “yes” to ratify the terms of settlement for the new Television and Radio collective agreements negotiated with the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC). A remarkable 97.5% of the cast ballots were in favour of the new agreement. The new rates, terms and conditions for CBC-produced television, radio and [...]
Ground-Breaking Report Identifies Gender (IN)Equality in the Canadian Film & Television Production Industry
June 4th, 2013 - National Study Reveals Employment Facts AND Proposes Action Plan TORONTO – The report Focus on Women 2013 released today concludes that women are underrepresented at nearly all levels of production in Canada’s film and television industry. This is the first report from Canadian Unions for Equality on Screen (CUES) and the first comprehensive study of [...]
Ferne Downey acclaimed as ACTRA National President
June 3rd, 2013 - June 3, 2013 Ferne Downey was re-acclaimed by ACTRA’s National Council for her third two-year term as National President. The election took place at the National Council June AGM. ACTRA’s National Council is now comprised of the following members: Officers: Ferne Downey (President), Alvin Sanders (Vice President), Theresa Tova (Treasurer), Richard Hardacre (Past President). Executives: [...]
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