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April 02, 2024

Dear ACTRA Montreal members,

This year at the AGM, our message was Solidarity. Solidarity with fellow unions, workers, actors, members. Last year’s labour disputes are now resolved, and productions have started up again in full force. This doesn’t change the fact that their fight is now our fight. For those who are unaware this year we are going into negotiations for the Independent Production Agreement (IPA). If you would like to share your priorities, concerns, issues and desires for the IPA, please reach out! We have been holding focus groups across the country and we need your input; the IPA is your agreement after all.

80 years ago ACTRA began as a guild, but over the years it has matured into a true Union. That has never been more important than it is today.

If you love what you do, then you need to be ready to fight. Not for just for yourselves but for each other. It’s a remarkable, undeniable truth, that when you fight for others you benefit yourself as well. As individuals we have no power in this game, as a collective we are to be feared and respected. We will fight for fair wages, better, more respectful conditions on set, and strong AI protections. We will achieve it by standing together with each other.

That is Solidarity and that is what our union is about.

Simon Peacock,
President, ACTRA Montreal


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