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Canadian Actors' Equity Association
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Equity COA Deal Reached, Ratification Commences
OPA Equity is pleased to announce a successful conclusion to negotiations with the Canadian Opera Company. Ratification of the Canadian Opera Agreement (COA) will commence November 1, 2022 for all Equity members eligible to vote on the proposed changes.

Information on this ratification vote will be available at www.caea.com (members only) prior to the start of the vote. The deadline to vote is November 17, 2022 at noon ET.

The proposed changes demonstrate significant improvements in the areas of fees, safety, and scheduling, as well as a stronger commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion in the industry. If ratified, the terms of the COA will come into effect retroactively as of July 1, 2022.

Please email Executive Director, Arden R. Ryshpan or Business Rep. Manager - Ballet & Opera Agreements / Engagement Policies, 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 COA, but do not receive your electronic ballot on November 1, 2022, please contact communications@caea.com.
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