Following weeks of negotiations with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP), the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (SAG-AFTRA) announced that its 160,000 members have voted to go on strike. The strike began at midnight on Thursday, July 13, with actors joining the picket line on Friday, July 14.
The decision to go on strike comes on the heels of SAG-AFTRA’s challenging negotiations with AMPTP, as AMPTP remains unwilling to offer a fair deal on key issues, including adequate minimums for performers that reflect inflation and a labor landscape that has been transformed by the streaming ecosystem. In addition, as performers grapple with the threat of artificial intelligence, it is imperative to continue fighting for contract language that protects them from having their identity and talent exploited without consent and pay.
In accordance with the terms of our reciprocal agreement with the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), we are advising Equity members not to work on any production identified as a struck production by ACTRA until an agreement has been reached between SAG-AFTRA and AMPTP. For more information, please visit this
Canadian Actors’ Equity Association stands in solidarity with SAG-AFTRA in its crucial efforts to secure fair and equitable wages and working conditions for performers. Their fight is of profound significance to our members, our Association and our industry, as performers rely on the protection and provisions of a collective agreement, bargained in good faith.
We applaud SAG-AFTRA’s members for standing strong in the face of AMPTP’s intransigence, and we add our voice to their call for dignity and respect.
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