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image of people holding up picket signs that read "enough is enough! boycott union busting brands... who lock out union performers and refuse to pay minimum rates."

Hello ACTRAvists:
This Friday ACTRA members will rally in solidarity in support of striking SAG-AFTRA and WGA members, on day 486 of the shameful lockout of ACTRA performers by the ICA.
Please join us at one of two rallies in either Toronto or Vancouver.
“ACTRA stands in solidarity with SAG-AFTRA and the WGA. The issues they are fighting are our issues. Advertising Agencies, studios and streamers need to stop their corporate greed, making huge profits at the expense of our livelihoods,” said Eleanor Noble, ACTRA National President. “Enough is enough! It’s time to get back to the table and make a fair and respectful deal with us.”
SAG-AFTRA National Vice President, Los Angeles, Michelle Hurd will join Noble and many other ACTRA Members and sibling unions in downtown Toronto as ACTRA exposes advertising agencies, studios, and streamers for their corporate greed.
WHEN:              10 am ET Friday August 25, 2023
WHERE:            Amazon and Apple Headquarters: 120 Bremner Blvd, Toronto, ON
WHEN:              11 am PT Friday August 25, 2023
WHERE:            Vancouver Art Gallery, 750 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC
For those who can’t make it you can watch the Toronto rally live on ACTRA National’s Facebook Page and the Vancouver rally will be streamed live on UBCP/ACTRA’s Instagram page. Please like comment and share these live videos to show your solidarity.
Please note, like other unions, ACTRA does not post locations of these kinds of actions or pickets too far in advance on social media to avoid giving studios, agencies or employers lead time to book extra security or impede our efforts.
Also, ACTRA is supporting the Friends of Canadian Broadcasting and unions that represent media workers in their fight with Meta for blocking all Canadian News Content. Starting at midnight we will not post like or share any content on Facebook or Instagram for 48 hours and we encourage members to consider doing the same. Learn more here:

The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) congratulates SAG-AFTRA for reaching a tentative agreement with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP) after a 118-day long strike.
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Check out the facts and see why ACTRA members are so disappointed with proposed concessions and rate cuts of up to 59% from the ICA. Their proposed loopholes and discounts undermine unionized performers and gut the National Commercial Agreement.