Equity-NBCA Ratification Commences

  • RWP Having reached a deal on terms for a one-year rollover of the National Ballet of Canada Agreement (NBCA), ratification will begin May 30, 2022 for all Equity members eligible to vote on the proposed changes.

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  • Equity-Stratford Deal Reached, Ratification Commences

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    May 13, 2022 - Equity is pleased to announce a tentative deal has been reached for the Stratford Addendum to the Canadian Theatre Agreement (CTA). Ratification will commence May 16 for all Equity members eligible to vote on the proposed changes.

    Members in good standing who worked under the terms of the previous Stratford Addendum or Stratford COVID Addendum should look for a ratification ballot in their email inbox as of the 16th. Information on this ratification vote, including a detailed explanation of the proposed material changes, is now available at www.caea.com (members only).

    The deadline to vote is June 10, 2022 at noon ET. Read more... 

  • Equity Concludes Negotiations with Les Grands Ballet, Ratification Commences

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    May 12, 2022 - Equity is pleased to announce a successful conclusion to negotiations with Les Grands Ballet on a three-year deal. Ratification of Les Grands Ballet Agreement (LGBA) will commence May 17 for all Equity members eligible to vote on the proposed changes.

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  • Equity and Coalition Partners Support Artists’ Bill

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    May 9, 2022 - Equity and its partners in the Creative Industries Coalition have expressed support for Bill S-208, Declaration on the Essential Role of Artists and Creative Expression in Canada, presented by The Honourable Senator Patricia Bovey...

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  • $50 Million in Direct Funding for Artists in the Live Performing Arts Sector

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    May 3, 2022 - Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and the Minister of Canadian Heritage, Pablo Rodriguez, announced that the Canada Performing Arts Workers Resilience Fund will provide more than $50 million in direct funding to independent, self-employed workers in the live performing arts sector who are experiencing financial hardship.

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  • Updates to Fee Calculators and Rate Sheets for Insurance Premiums

  • April 27, 2022 - Equity's fee calculators will be updated as of May 2, 2022 to reflect the new insurance premium rates. A revised rate sheet is available here.

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  • Council Focus Survey Results

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    April 26, 2022 -  Equity is pleased to share the results of the 2021 Council Focus Survey. Run in conjunction with the 2021 Equity Council Elections, 954 members provided well over 2000 individual answers to the survey’s nine questions – a remarkable response by the membership.

    Examining the priorities and ideas presented in the survey will help the Equity leadership and staff in determining the Association’s objectives over the next three years in a number of areas, including bargaining, advocacy, member education, and Council Committee work.  Read more... 

  • Equity Staffing Update

  • While Equity’s staff is still not at the full complement it was at before the pandemic, we are pleased to announce a return to full-time hours for everyone on the Association’s staff. more...

  • Equity Announces Updated Respectful Workplace Policy

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    March 10, 2022 - Equity is proud to announce the release of a new Respectful Workplace Policy (RWP), affirming the Association’s resolute commitment to ensuring safe and respectful workplaces for members and anyone working under Equity’s contracts.

    The RWP details the support measures, means of assistance, and resources provided by Equity in its efforts to prevent inappropriate behaviour in the workplace, respond promptly in the case of an incident, and empower artists to speak up on their behalf and on behalf of others without reprisal.  Read more... 

  • Member Discounts Through Union Savings

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    Who doesn't like paying less?! Equity is very happy to announce a newly updated Members' Advantage Program partnership with Union Savings. As a member of Equity, you and your family can enjoy exclusive discounts on a wide range of products and services through Union Savings, including Auto, Electronics, Entertainment, Fashion, Financial, Home, Insurance, Travel, Wellness, and more! Members can register here.

  • Equity Stands in Solidarity with Cultural Workers Union of Ukraine

  • Equity stands in solidarity with our colleagues and friends in the Cultural Workers Union in support of the people of Ukraine. Read our letter of support. more...

  • Equity Updates its COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines & Protocols

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    The health and safety of Equity members continues to be a paramount priority of Equity. As such, we have updated our COVID-19 Workplace Guidelines & Protocols (version 3) to reflect changes to our work landscape in Canada. The Guidelines & Protocols are in effect immediately, replacing version 2. more...

  • New insurance Plan for Equity Members

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    Equity is pleased to announce a new interim benefits plan has been negotiated with Crawford & Company, in effect January 1, 2022 until December 31, 2022.

    The interim plan will ensure members are provided with uninterrupted coverage for the next year while offering the Association an opportunity to explore options for a long-term solution that best suits the needs of our membership.  more...

  • Equity's Position on COVID-19 Vaccine Requirements in the Workplace

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    Since COVID-19 vaccines became available, Equity's position has been and remains that all members should be vaccinated to ensure that the live performance industry returns to stability, except for those who have a verifiable medication condition or religious exemption based on a prohibited ground in human rights legislation.  more…