TORONTO, ON (September 15, 2020) — Canadian performers have voted (96.56 per cent) in favour of extending the National Commercial Agreement (NCA) and (98.63 per cent) in favour of extending the NCA Local and Regional (L&R) Addendum for a one-year period. The agreement reached between ACTRA and the Joint Broadcasting Committee of the Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA) and the Institute of Communication Agencies (ICA) is to extend the terms and conditions of the current NCA and the NCA L&R Addendum for a one-year period from July 1, 2020, to June 30, 2021.

“I greatly appreciate the support of our membership who voted in favour of extending the National Commercial Agreement for a one-year period,” said ACTRA National President David Sparrow. “Thanks to everyone who participated in the vote.”

“Due to the impact COVID-19 has had on our production industry, this is a challenging time for everyone,” said Marie Kelly, ACTRA National Executive Director. “Extending the National Commercial Agreement for one year will give us an opportunity to return to the bargaining table soon and negotiate terms that will recognize the hard work and commitment of our ACTRA members.”

The NCA establishes the terms and conditions for on- and off-camera performers engaged in English-language commercial production in Canada. All terms and conditions under the current Agreement will remain in full force during the one-year extension period.

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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