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ACTRA stands in solidarity with SAG-AFTRA during their Interactive Media Agreement negotiations

ACTRA is proud to stand in solidarity with our SAG-AFTRA sisters and brothers during their job action as they continue with renegotiation of their Interactive Media Agreement, which covers production of videogames.

The negotiations have been underway for the past 19 months with SAG-AFTRA members having continued to work under the expired Agreement since late 2014. While SAG-AFTRA continues to request reasonable improvements for its members – including fair compensation for the use of a performer’s work and safe working conditions – videogame employers continue to refuse to engage in productive discussions.

As such, ACTRA is instructing our 23,000 members across Canada not to accept any struck work from the videogame companies involved in these negotiations effective immediately, until otherwise notified. For a full list of such companies, please click here.

At an international level, SAG-AFTRA received unanimous support for a motion carried by performers’ unions from around the world at the FIA 21 Congress this past September (to read the motion, please click here). The motion provided support for acceptable terms and conditions for videogame performers in the U.S. including fair pay, protections against vocal stress, and transparency regarding roles.

For ACTRA Members who have a question about the strike, the issues at stake, and if/how it impacts you, please contact your local Branch.

Additional Resources:
SAG-AFTRA – FAQs on the strike

International Federation of Actors (FIA) – a message of support from FIA President Ferne Downey

Media Contacts:
Carol Taverner, Public Relations Officer, ACTRA National, tel: 416.644.1519, email: ctaverner@actra.ca
Jennifer McGibbon, Public Relations Officer, ACTRA National, tel: 416-489-1311 ext. 4008, email: jmcgibbon@actra.ca

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