The proposed amendments to the 2015-2018 Canadian Theatre Agreement (CTA) are now subject to ratification by the affected Equity membership. A CTA ratification voting kit including a voter instruction letter, a copy of the proposed material changes to the CTA, a fee booklet identifying proposed fees for 2015-2018 and an explanatory letter was mailed to eligible Equity members on May 26, 2015. Ratification information on the proposed changes to the 2015-2018 Canadian Theatre Agreement are also available in the Members Only Zone
The Equity Census is closed as of 2:00 p.m. Monday, May 25. Thank you to all members who participated - contributing to a 55.3% response rate.
A grand total of 3,126 Equity members took the CENSUS!
Equity is absolutely delighted to see the enthusiastic response from the membership to The Equity CENSUS. Participation exceeded our expectations and, I believe, goes to show the importance that the membership places on the subject of diversity. said Arden R. Ryshpan, Equity Executive Director.
Equity basic membership dues of $90.00 were invoiced on May 1, 2015. The three-month grace period following this billing ends JULY 31, 2015. A $10.00 overdue fee applies to any outstanding basic dues amount on or after August 1, 2015.
Read all about The Equity Census – a ground-breaking demographic survey and how it will help Equity analyze the impact of age, culture and ethnicity, diverse ability and gender and sexual identity on members’ work opportunities and income.
Learn why your colleagues are letting Equity collect and store specific demographic data from the census to facilitate ongoing analysis of engagement and income earned.
The data gathered will be a powerful tool in collective bargaining for equitable representation of diversity onstage and in related hiring.
Also in this issue – find out the results from the recent safe and respectful workplaces survey and how Equity is helping to make your work environment safer.
Equity members are invited to meet with Executive Director Arden R. Ryshpan, Director of Business Rep. Services Keith Davidson, Business Representative Alistair Hepburn, local Council representatives and members of the CTA negotiating team (as available), for an update on proposed changes to 2015-2018 CTA and other issues of interest to members.
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