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IATSE Local 58 Organizes Crew at Young People’s Theatre

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TORONTO, ON – On May 21, IATSE Local 58 filed for certification of stage employees at the Young People’s Theatre. Opened in 1966, the YPT is Canada’s largest theatre for young people and operates two performance spaces; the Susan Douglas Rubes Theatre and the Nathan Cohen Studio.

The representation vote was held on May 28, and the stage employees were unanimous in their support for IATSE representation. On June 12, the Ontario Labour Relations Board certified IATSE Local 58 as the bargaining agent for the four stage employees. The crew is looking forward to working under its first collective agreement.

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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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