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Equity Supports ACTRA’s National Consumer Boycott of Union-Busting Brands
Nearly a year since several ad agencies decided to lock out Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) performers working under the National Commercial Agreement, ACTRA has launched a national consumer boycott of union-busting brands:
  • Canadian Tire
  • M&M Food Market
  • McDonald’s
  • Rogers
  • Walmart
  • H&R Block
In solidarity, Equity supports ACTRA’s boycott and its call on the Government of Canada to end its contractual arrangement with Cossette Media, one of the advertising agencies that has unjustly locked out ACTRA performers, many of whom are precarious arts workers, earning less than $6000 a year on average.

“We are calling on all Equity members to do their part in staving off this union-busting tactic by taking your business elsewhere. Whether you yourself are an ACTRA member or not, I assure you, the impact of this dispute affects us all.”

Equity Executive Director,
Arden R. Ryshpan

Equity members are encouraged to find out more about the labour dispute here. Please follow ACTRA on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook for updates as well as information on local rallies.

For more information, please contact communications@caea.com.
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