Unions & Guilds

DGC petitions federal government to extend CERB for film, TV workers

The petition proposes an eight-week extension for freelancers faced with a slow restart to production and has already garnered more than 5,000 signatures.

WGC re-elects Dennis Heaton for second term

The 2020-22 term sees a long-standing member step down and a new addition to council, with Heaton leading the WGC through “a period of unprecedented change.”

Industry orgs launch Just Ask to voice federal election concerns

ACTRA, IATSE and the DGC are asking members to push federal election candidates about the future of Canada’s film and TV sector with a new campaign.

In brief: WGC ratifies three-year IPA with CMPA

Plus: Technicolor launches L.A. studio, Letterkenny-inspired beer hits shelves in Alberta and Ontario, and more.

Hot Sheet

ACTRA, DGC launch anti-harassment helpline

The HAVEN incident reporting line will be available 24/7 for union and guild members, and will include confidential counselling services.

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CMPA, WGC agree to new three-year IPA

The terms of the agreement must now be ratified by the CMPA board of directors and WGC members.

Marie Kelly named ACTRA National executive director

Stephen Waddell has announced his retirement from the role, which he has held since 1992.

IATSE to represent factual workers in Canada

The North American union has partnered with media union CWA Canada on its Fairness in Factual TV campaign.

CMPA, DGC ratify standard agreement

Under terms of the new three-year agreement, directors and crew members will see yearly wage increases.

CMPA, DGC sign labour agreement

The three-year Standard Agreement now needs to be ratified by each groups’ members.

Jill Golick named Women in View exec director

The former WGC president replaces Rina Fraticelli, who stepped down in March.

Layoffs hit TFO

Updated: The Ontario French-language public broadcaster reports it has cut 19 positions across the company.