IATSE, DGC Create Canadian Entertainment Industry Retirement Plan

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TORONTO –  The IATSE and the Directors Guild of Canada have joined forces to create the Canadian Entertainment Industry Retirement Plan.  This newly created Retirement Plan, which became effective Sept. 1, will initially have over 11,800 members with assets in excess of $67 million.
Sturla Gunnarsson, acclaimed director and newly elected National President of the DGC commented, “The DGC looks forward to a strong relationship with the IATSE and to working together to ensure that the Canadian Entertainment Industry Retirement Plan is a meaningful and successful plan for the benefit of all our members.”

According to IA President Matthew Loeb, “This exciting accomplishment achieved by the IA and the DGC underscores what can be accomplished when labour works together toward a common goal.  The Canadian Entertainment Industry Retirement Plan will assist members of both organizations to retire with dignity.”

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The International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees or IATSE (full name: International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, Moving Picture Technicians, Artists and Allied Crafts of the United States, Its Territories and Canada), is a labor union representing over 150,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live theatre, motion picture and television production, broadcast, and trade shows in the United States and Canada.

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