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Equity Opera Agreement Ratification to Commence
OPA Equity is pleased to announce a successful conclusion to the negotiation of the Opera Agreement (OPA), a national agreement covering engagements with Calgary Opera Association, Edmonton Opera Association, Manitoba Opera Association, Pacific Opera Victoria and Opera Atelier. Ratification of the OPA will commence September 13 for all Equity members eligible to vote on the proposed changes.

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 September 29, 2022 at noon ET.

The proposed changes demonstrate improvements in the areas of fees, safety, stage management, diverse representation under the OPA and more. If ratified, the terms of the OPA will be retroactive to July 1, 2022.

Equity would like to thank the dedicated volunteer members of the negotiating committee, Johnathan Kirby, Robert Pel, Ernesto Ramirez and Erin Valentine. Equity staff on the bargaining team were Arden R. Ryshpan (Executive Director) and Ruth Leggett (Business Representative Manager - Ballet & Opera Agreements/Engagement Policies).

Please email Arden R. Ryshpan or Ruth Leggett for any additional information regarding the negotiation and ratification of this agreement.

If you believe you are eligible to vote in the ratification of the OPA, but do not receive your electronic ballot on September 13, please contact communications@caea.com.
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