Deal provides Canadian performers with 1.5 per cent increase to minimum fees

TORONTO, ON (August 24, 2020) – Canadian performers have ratified the agreement reached between the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) and  the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation (CBC) to extend the current Radio and Television Agreements for a one-year period from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021. The extension includes an increase to minimum fees of 1.5 per cent for Canadian performers.

“I am delighted we were able to come to this agreement with the CBC,” said David Sparrow, ACTRA National President. “The 1.5 per cent increase to minimum fees during this difficult time is great news for our hard-working members.” 

“As our industry begins to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, the parties agreed to extend our CBC Radio and Television Agreements for one year and include terms that will provide gains for our ACTRA performers,” said Marie Kelly, ACTRA National Executive Director. “This deal balances the needs and interests of our members along with the industry’s. I am grateful our members put their trust in the bargaining team and ratified the Agreements.”

With the current CBC Radio and Television Agreements having expired June 30, 2020, the 1.5 per cent increase to minimum fees will be retroactive to July 1, 2020.

ACTRA is the national union of professional performers working in English-language recorded media in Canada. ACTRA represents the interests of over 27,000 members across the country – the foundation of Canada’s highly acclaimed professional performing community.


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