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2011 Press Releases Archive
ACTRA Members Ratify New Terms for Local and Regional Television and Radio Commercial Addendum
December 16th, 2011 - Toronto – ACTRA members have voted overwhelmingly to approve the new Terms of Settlement on the Local and Regional Television and Radio Commercial Addendum.
Canadian Performers meet with Prime Minister Harper
November 17th, 2011 - ACTRA urged Prime Minister Stephen Harper to make Canada’s content creation industry a central part of his government’s digital strategy in a private meeting this afternoon.
ACTRA and AFM-CFM Sign Strategic Alliance & Friendship Agreement
November 1st, 2011 - ACTRA and the American Federation of Musicians-Canadian Federation of Musicians (AFM-CFM) have signed a formal strategic and friendship alliance in order to promote solidarity and greater unity of purpose between the two labour unions.
Canadian Performers Ratify Commercials Pact
October 31st, 2011 - ACTRA’s professional performers have ratified the National Commercial Agreement (NCA) by 98.5%. The NCA, negotiated between ACTRA and the Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA) and the Institute of Communication Agencies (ICA), is the industry standard collective agreement that governs performers in English-language commercials in Canada.
ACTRA Welcomes Progress on International Treaty to Protect AV Performers
October 7th, 2011 - ACTRA welcomes the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) announcement to reconvene a diplomatic conference in 2012 to conclude an international treaty on the rights of performers in their audiovisual performances.
Performers Urge CRTC to be Vigilant in Monitoring Online Broadcasting
October 6th, 2011 - Artists welcomed the news today that the CRTC will continue to scrutinize the Canadian communications industry for changes to the way Canadians consume audio-visual content. ACTRA remains concerned that ‘over-the-top’ (OTT) broadcasters continue to operate without requirements to offer Canadian programming or making a contribution back into the Canadian broadcasting system.
New Copyright Bill C-11 stuck in the past
September 29th, 2011 - Toronto – Creators are disappointed that the Conservative government has ignored months of input from thousands of Canadians by reintroducing flawed copyright legislation.
Performers Welcome New Code of Conduct For Canada’s Communications Congloms
September 21st, 2011 - TORONTO – Performers welcome the CRTC’s new rules for vertically integrated companies. However, they are disappointed that the Commission didn’t use the opportunity to make regulations symmetrical between broadcasters’ online and conventional arms.
ACTRA & Canadian Ad Industry Reach Tentative Settlement
September 20th, 2011 - ACTRA has reached terms of settlement with the Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA) and the Institute of Communication Agencies (ICA) to renew the National Commercial Agreement (NCA). The parties to the NCA reached an accord last night with the assistance of a mediator following five months of bargaining.
ACTRA Members Vote “Yes” to Ratify New NFB Agreement
September 2nd, 2011 - ACTRA members have voted overwhelmingly to ratify the terms of settlement for the new collective agreement with the National Film Board (NFB). Of the members eligible to vote in the referendum, 100% voted in favour of the new terms which take effect immediately and expires April 30, 2013.
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