Update on National Commercial Agreement (NCA) Negotiations

Dear ACTRA Members,

I have an important update to share about National Commercial Agreement (NCA) negotiations.

Our NCA Negotiating Committee has been hard at work since April 2021 with the Association of Canadian Advertisers (ACA) and the Institute of Canadian Agencies (ICA) to renew ACTRA’s NCA.

While this set of negotiations has proven to be extremely difficult, we will be back at the bargaining table next week and will continue to work diligently to secure the best deal for our members working in the commercial sector.

The ICA/ACA have set a deadline for negotiations for the end of month so the next two weeks will be critical. If we cannot reach an agreement, we need to be ready and prepared to do whatever is necessary to support our dedicated NCA Negotiating Committee. This could mean a variety of actions, which may include asking our membership for a strike mandate.

We look forward to sharing more information as it becomes available. Please keep an eye on your inbox for important NCA 2022 updates as well as actions you can take to support our NCA Negotiating Committee.

If you would like to help reinforce the value of being a part of ACTRA, help spread the word about our new, national You’re in Good Company campaign. When we stand together, we make things better for all performers.

Thank you for supporting the work of our union and our NCA Negotiating Committee.

In solidarity,
Eleanor Noble