CBC Television and Radio Agreements
Ubisoft Video Game Agreement
July 30 to August 20, 2020 

READY TO VOTE? Go to our Online Voting Site (https://ca.civiciti.com/ca/actra) to cast your ballot. 

ACTRA is conducting ratification votes on both the CBC Television and Radio Agreements and the Ubisoft Video Game Agreement concurrently. Individuals who are eligible to vote on the ratification of one or more of these agreements will receive one E-mail with their voting credentials (voting portal link and Password). Once you log-in to the third-party voting portal, the agreement(s) on which you are eligible to vote will be displayed on the screen simultaneously.

If you are eligible to vote on the ratification of both the CBC Television and Radio Agreements and the Ubisoft Video Game Agreement, you only need to log-in to the voting portal once to cast your votes. Once logged-in to the voting portal, you do need to cast a separate vote for each ratification as they are being held independently of each other. 

With that understanding, we are pleased to present you with the following ratification votes:

CBC TELEVISION & RADIO AGREEMENTS

Terms of Settlement have been reached between ACTRA and the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to extend the term of CBC Television and Radio Agreements for a one-year period from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021.

This settlement comes to you for approval with the unanimous recommendation from the ACTRA National Executive to please vote yes.

Click the links below for key details of the term extension:

UBISOFT VIDEO GAME AGREEMENT

Terms of Settlement have been reached between ACTRA and Ubisoft Entertainment Inc./Ubisoft Divertissements Inc. and Ubisoft Toronto Inc. to renew the Ubisoft Video Game Agreement for a three-year period from January 1, 2020, to December 31, 2022.

This settlement come to you for approval with the unanimous recommendation from both your Negotiating Committee and ACTRA National Council to please vote yes.

In these negotiations, ACTRA won significant increases and improvements in a challenging time within the videogame industry. Recognizing the positive and collaborative relationship our Members have with Ubisoft, both ACTRA and Ubisoft are committed to closely monitoring the impact changes to this Agreement may have on the engagement of ACTRA Members to ensure earnings do not decline.

Below you will find a link to a cover letter, which includes highlights of the new settlement, and a link to the Memorandum of Agreement, which includes full details of the new Agreement:

HOW TO VOTE BY ONLINE BALLOT:

  1. You need your ACTRA Member Number (the number on your membership card) and Password, which was sent by E-mail at 9:30 a.m. ET on THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2020 (check your E-mail inbox and/or spam folders and please ensure E-mails from the actra.ca domain are enabled). When entering your ACTRA Member Number into the voting portal, it must be entered with the hyphen: XX-XXXXX. The Password must be entered exactly as it appears in the E-mail you received (no extra spaces or characters). If you haven’t received a Password, please contact the help desk between 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday to Friday by phone (416-489-1311 x4037 or 1-800-387-3516 x4037) or E-mail (referendum@actra.ca) to see if we have your correct E-mail address on file;
  2. Please review the agreement materials above (cover letter(s) and Memorandum of Agreement(s) and review our list of Frequently Asked Questions to make an informed decision about your vote;
  3. Visit our Online Voting Site (https://ca.civiciti.com/ca/actra) to cast your ballot. Votes must be submitted no later than 3:00 p.m. ET on THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2020.

HOW TO VOTE BY MAIL-IN BALLOT:

  1. Referendum packages were delivered to the post office by 5:00 p.m. on THURSDAY, JULY 30, 2020. Mail-in ballots were only mailed to eligible individuals who do not have an E-mail on file with ACTRA. If you know you do not have an E-mail on file with ACTRA and do not receive a mailed ballot by THURSDAY, AUGUST 6, 2020, please contact the help desk between 9:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. ET Monday to Friday by phone (416-489-1311 x4037 or 1-800-387-3516 x4037) or E-mail (referendum@actra.ca). If you are eligible to vote, you will need to complete a Declaration of Non-Receipt and a new mail-in ballot will be issued;
  2. Please review the agreement materials above (cover letter(s) and Memorandum of Agreement(s) and review our list of Frequently Asked Questions to make an informed decision about your vote;
  3. Vote on the paper ballot and return it in the pre-paid, addressed envelope so that it will be received by the office of the scrutineer no later than 3:00 p.m. ET on THURSDAY, AUGUST 20, 2020.

REFERENDUM TIMELINE:

JULY 30, 2020: paper voting package ready and delivered to post office by 5:00 p.m. ET (to those who are eligible to vote who do not have an E-mail address on file with ACTRA)
JULY 30, 2020: online ballot credentials E-mailed at 9:30 a.m. ET (to those who are eligible to vote and have an E-mail address on file with ACTRA)
JULY 30, 2020: voting period begins at 9:30 a.m. ET
AUGUST 20, 2020: voting period ends at 3:00 p.m. ET
AUGUST 20, 2020: consolidated results from scrutineer delivered to ACTRA National Council