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2021-2022 Vancouver Opera Agreement (VOA) Negotiations Successfully Conclude & Ratification Commences
Equity announces that bargaining for the 2021-2022 Vancouver Opera Agreement (VOA) has successfully concluded.

Regular, Regular - Extended Visa and Life members, in good standing and who worked under the 2017-2020 and the 2020-2021 VOA are eligible to vote on the proposed changes starting today, September 2, 2021. Voting will conclude on September 16, 2021 and will be conducted by online and telephone voting only. The results of the ratification will be announced on e-Drive and on Equity's website on September 16. Pending a successful ratification, the amended terms of the VOA will take effect as of July 1, 2021.

Eligible voters should look for a ratification ballot in their email inbox today. Information on this ratification vote, including a detailed explanation of the proposed material changes, is now available at www.caea.com (members only).

Negotiations took place by email and phone/video meeting from July 7, 2021 to August 25, 2021 and agreement between the parties to specific negotiated language was confirmed on August 25, 2021.

Equity and the Vancouver Opera have proposed to roll the current Vancouver Opera Agreement (VOA) over for a year with a 3% increase to all 2021-2022 weekly fees and other specific fees identified in the ratification document. In addition Equity negotiated a 3% increase to amounts that did not increase for 2020-2021. Please read the proposed material changes for complete information on all changes.

Please email Arden R. Ryshpan - Executive Director at execdir@caea.com or Ruth Leggett - Business Representative Manager - Ballet & Opera Agreements/Engagement Policies at ruth@caea.com for any additional information or with any questions regarding the negotiation and ratification of this Agreement.
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