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IATSE Statement on Kamloops Residential School Discovery
Tuesday, June 1, 2021
The discovery of a mass burial site containing the bodies of 215 children at the former Kamloops Residential School is a terrible but important reminder that Canada’s racist and genocidal approach to First Nations people is not something that happened in our distant history. The residential school system continued to operate until 1996. Our hearts go out to all survivors of the system as well as their families, who are also survivors.
Royal Winnipeg Ballet Wardrobe Department Pirouettes into IATSE Membership
Thursday, May 27, 2021
Nine workers in the Royal Winnipeg Ballet’s wardrobe department have voted in favour of joining IATSE Local 63. They are proud to align with the stagehands of Local 63, who have worked with the Ballet for decades. The new group is comprised of the highly skilled workers who perform all of the sewing, stitching, and cutting necessary to create the magical costumes seen on stage.
Cancelling Federal Unemployment Insurance early is “voodoo economics”
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
IATSE urges all states to continue the federal pandemic unemployment insurance programs that are providing relief to entertainment workers who lost work through no fault of their own, until they are called back to work.
ACWU IATSE B778 and the Contemporary Art Gallery Reach First Agreement
Monday, May 3, 2021
The Arts and Cultural Workers Union (ACWU) IATSE B-778 and the Contemporary Art Gallery (CAG) have successfully concluded bargaining their first collective agreement. Workers at CAG voted to join IATSE B-778 in July of 2020 and negotiations began last fall.
Despite Many Positives, Canadian Federal Budget 2021 Doesn’t Fully Contemplate Entertainment Workers
Tuesday, April 20, 2021
Canada’s new federal budget, unveiled on April 19, contains much good news for working families but one very large concern for entertainment workers. Federal Budget 2021, announced by Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland, had a focus is getting the country through the remainder of the pandemic while stimulating the economy.
Daniel Di Tolla, Longtime Director of IATSE Stagecraft Department, Announces Retirement
Monday, February 8, 2021
Daniel Di Tolla, Longtime Director of IATSE Stagecraft Department, Announces Retirement