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"The Ground We Stand On" message from the IATSE General Executive Board
Monday, June 29, 2020
To the authors and signatories of “The Ground We Stand On” in the arts community, and all our industry kin, We in the IATSE know that you see us. Please know we are listening to you as you rightly demand equality, inclusion, diversity, fairness, opportunity and respect.
National Ballet FOH Workers Leap into IATSE Membership
Wednesday, June 24, 2020
Thirty front-of-house workers at the National Ballet of Canada recently voted overwhelmingly in favour of joining IATSE Local B-173. With stagehands already being represented by IATSE Local 58, hair stylists, make-up artists, and costumers by IATSE Local 822, and scenic artists and prop builders by IATSE Local 828, the front-of-house workers become the fourth and group with IATSE representation.
IATSE Celebrates CERB Extension
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
On June 16, the Government of Canada announced an update with regard to the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) - that the program will be extended for another 8 weeks.
Performer Tom Jackson Addresses INAN Committee on behalf of IATSE & Creative Coalition
Friday, June 12, 2020
OTTAWA, ON – Actor, musician, and Canadian icon Tom Jackson appeared as a witness before the Standing Committee on Indigenous and Northern Affairs today on behalf of the Creative Coalition, consisting of the IATSE, Canadian Actors’ Equity, the Canadian Federation of Musicians, and the Associated Designers of Canada.
Statement on Death of George Floyd and Subsequent Protests
Monday, June 1, 2020
We share in the heartbreak, frustration and anger surrounding the tragic murder of George Floyd by Minneapolis Police. We stand in solidarity with the African-American community as together we grieve yet another lawless, racist killing in our country.
DGA, IATSE and SAG-AFTRA Joint Statement on Back-to-work Procedure Collaboration
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
As we create our back-to-work plans, the level of coordination between our unions has been unprecedented in frequency and productivity.

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