Statements of Solidarity – Thank you!
Thank you to the following sibling unions and allies for sharing statements of solidarity in our fight to protect the rights and working conditions of performers who work in commercials. Issues should be resolved at the bargaining table. An attack on one union is an attack on the labour movement.
The EIC board and its member agencies stand strong with TAMAC agents, the ACA, the A2C, and ACTRA members. The current union busting disruption of our industry by the ICA negatively impacts all of us.
Equity UK stands in solidarity with our siblings in ACTRA in their dispute with a group of Canadian agencies who have chosen to follow bad advice from their trade association. For decades the commercial industry has relied on the talent and dedication of professional unionized performers to help shed their products and commercials in the best light. It is a mutually beneficial relationship that has lasted for over 6 decades in Canada. It is shameful that during a pandemic with record inflation across the globe, the Institute of Canadian Agencies (the ICA) has engaged in union busting tactics designed to strip from ACTRA performers their basic minimum protections as well as their retirement security and healthcare benefits.
TAMAC is an association of leading talent agents who represent Canadian performers in the film, television,