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ACTRAmagazineWinter201327AttentionACTRAUdAdualmembersIfyouareafullmemberingoodstandingofbothACTRAandUniondesartistesyoucannowselecttheunionofyourchoicetoadministeryourfringebenefitsIR.Onceyourselectionhasbeenmadeallofyourfringebenefitcontributionsanddeductionsregardlessofunderwhichunionsjurisdictiontheworkoccurswillbedirectedtoyourselectedplan.DualcardmemberscanrefertotheFAQsectionatactra.caorcontactyourunionofchoicewithanyquestions.Dualmembershavetheoptionofstickingwiththestatusquobysimplynotcompletingtheformyoureceivedinthemail.ACTRAandUdAhavecometogethertomakethisoffertodualcardedmemberstohelpimproveyourhealthandwelfareasitpertainstoinsurancecoverageandretirementplanning.BarryBlakeleftwithRaymondLegaultPresidentoflUniondesArtistesWealsobroughttogetherallkindsofpeoplenotjustperformersbutartistsinthebroadestsenseauthorsdesignersartistsinthevisualarts.Werefertothemasthecharterspilgrims.RaymondLegaultPresidentoflUniondesArtistesBarryAndisthisthesamedocumentyouareproposingtoFIARaymondMoreorless.ItsbasedonoursandonotherdraftsaswellonotherchartersthatwerewrittendocumentsandmanifestosoftheInternationalFederationofMusiciansFIMandFIA.Thereareotherdocumentstoo.UNESCOtooksimilaractionin1997Brazildidsomeworkalongtheselinesin2008andScotlandin2004.SoonthatbasiswhatweresuggestingtoFIAisthattheyestablishacommitteethatwillreviewallthatandtrytoamalgamatetheinterestsofallpartiesandgiveittheappropriatewordingsothatitbecomesaFIAdocumentthatdefinestheroleresponsibilitiesandstatusoftheartistinsocietyandvice-versa.BarryBravoRaymond.Thankyoufortakingthetimetofillusinonthisveryworthwhileinitiative.BarryBlakehasactedinfilmtelevisionandonthestageforalmost35years.AcommittedtradeunionistandactivistheisOttawasrep-resentativebothonACTRAsNationalCouncilandontheNationalExecutiveandhasaparticularinterestinartspolicylobbyingandpoliticalaction.AsamemberofbothACTRAandlUniondesartistesthebilingualOttawanativehasapersonalperspectiveonandinterestinthepolicyinitiativesundertakenbybothunions.FIALatinAmericadelegatesraiseaglassattheFIAopeningreceptionattheEdMirvishTheatre.Theyhaveastronginterestintheroleresponsibilityandstatusoftheartistinsocietyandsocietyscorrespondingresponsibilitytotheartist.L-RSulaKryriacosMabrudisSATEDMGBrazilMariaVeronicaDoNascimentoGomesPresidentofBrazilsSATEDESSergioMautonePresidentofSUAUruguayLuisElTurcoAliGeneralSec-retaryofAAAArgentinaCarlosEnriqueVictoriaAlvarezGeneralSecretarySAIPPeru.PhotoJagGundu