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Eligible Equity Members May Now Register to Vote in Upcoming CTA Ratification

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Negotiations for the Canadian Theatre Agreement (CTA) between Equity and the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT) will continue in 2020. According to the 2019 Agreement of Continuance signed by Equity and PACT, the CTA will stay in force while the parties continue to negotiate the Agreement. To that end, Equity and PACT have three upcoming mediation dates scheduled March 11-13, 2020. Equity members are advised to continue to provide service under CTA contracts as usual.

In anticipation of the successful conclusion of CTA negotiations in 2020, and in accordance with Bylaw 106, Equity members who are not automatically enumerated may now register to vote in the upcoming CTA ratification.

A Regular or Life Equity member is automatically enumerated to vote if they are a member in good standing AND were engaged under the CTA or another theatre agreement or policy (Artists' Collective Policy and Festival Policy excepted) between April 30, 2014 and April 30, 2020). This criteria is in accordance with Equity Bylaw 106(a)(iii).

Any Regular or Life Equity member may register to vote if they are not already automatically enumerated AND they are a member in good standing. This criteria is in accordance with Equity Bylaw 106(c).

CTA RATIFICATION VOTING REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN. Visit this page to verify or amend your registration (login required)The registration period will close Sunday, April 15, 2020.

Please note: All members must be in good standing during the CTA ratification voting period to receive and cast a ballot. Check your current membership status here.

Please contact Equity at communications@caea.com for further information regarding CTA ratification voter registration.

Happy New Year!

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Happy New Year to all Equity members! Equity's offices are now back to regular office hours at both the National and Western offices.

Retroactive Fees Owing for CTA Contracts

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According to the Memorandum of Continuance signed by Equity and the Professional Association of Canadian Theatres (PACT), an Artist working under a CTA (Canadian Theatre Agreement) contract during the period Monday, June 24 to Sunday, October 13, 2019, may be entitled to a 1.75% increase. Payment of retroactive fees owing must be made not later than December 31, 2019. More information regarding the Agreement of Continuance is available here.