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IATSE Local 56 Signs First Agreement with Salle Jean-Grimaldi

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Montreal , QC – IATSE Local 56 successfully negotiated a first collective agreement with Salle Jean-Grimaldi, which it organized in 2003. The agreement introduces health and pension plan contributions. The agreement also provides wage increases of up to 14.7% for the lowest paid employees, and includes overtime adjustments along with additional industry standard conditions.

The agreement demonstrates the local’s flexibility with regard to smaller venues and will serve as a template for further organizing opportunities in similarly sized venues.

Salle Jean-Grimaldi, an 888-seat theatre, opened its doors in 1978 as part of Andre Laurendeau College and is a busy venue operating in La Salle, a former suburb of Montreal, which became part of the city in 2003.

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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 160,000 technicians, artisans and craftspersons in the entertainment industry, including live events, motion picture and television production, broadcast, and trade shows in the United States and Canada.

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