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May 5, 2023 – The following is a joint statement from ACTRA and the Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA):

“ACTRA and the Association of Canadian Advertisers met this week to negotiate a renewal of the National Commercial Agreement. Bargaining will continue next week.”

In the meantime, a delegation of ACTRA members will be taking the boycott of “Union Busting Brands” to the Canadian Labour Congress Convention next week in Montreal. ACTRA will continue promoting the boycott to other labour unions across Canada. Union members are demanding the brands stop using advertising agencies that have locked out ACTRA performers.

Check out the facts and see why ACTRA members are so disappointed with proposed concessions and rate cuts of up to 59% from the ICA. Their proposed loopholes and discounts undermine unionized performers and gut the National Commercial Agreement.
We are deeply disappointed to be sharing that the mediator has determined that the parties are too far apart to meaningfully continue the mediation process. This means the confidentiality requirement and media blackout is paused. With the help of ...
“An attack on any of us is an attack on all of us” says locked out actor Jonah Hundert, at our joint SAG-AFTRA rally in Toronto September 9, 2023.