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The President of the Quebec Federation of Labour and the President of the IATSE Visit a Film Set

Photo caption: Michel Arsenault, President, QFL with President Loeb

May 26, 2010 - The President of the Quebec Federation of Labour (QFL), Michel Arsenault, and the President of the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees (IATSE), Matthew D. Loeb, visited the film set of the production Immortals, in Mel’s Cit du cinema studios, to endorse the initiative of the Quebec government designed to ensure labour peace in the industry, a condition essential to attract productions to the Province of Quebec.

The IATSE President also underlined the QFL’s support of IATSE Locals 514 and 667 throughout the discussions with the various industry stakeholders and the Quebec government, which led to the adoption of the bill modifying the Act respecting the Professional status and conditions of engagement of performing, recording and film artists.

The President of the QFL, Michel Arsenault, added that this bill, introduced by the Minister Christine St-Pierre and adopted in June 2009 represents a win-win situation for all.  

While thanking Minister St-Pierre for her work on the thorny issue of the status of workers in the industry that was unresolved for years, the representatives of Local 514, Michel Charron, and Local 667, Christian Lemay, for their part, pointed to the open-mindedness and adaptation to changes exhibited by the workers in the debate.  

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