IATSE Local 58 Wins Certification of Young Centre for the Performing Arts

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IATSE Local 58 won a representation vote to secure bargaining rights for stagehands working at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts, which houses the Soulpepper Theatre Company. On July 8, 2009, the Ontario Labour Relations Board issued a decision in which it certified Local 58 as the bargaining agent for all stage employees employed at the Young Centre in the City of Toronto.

Soulpepper, established in 1997, is a classical repertory theatre founded by twelve of Canada’s leading theatre artists. Their goal was to combine three areas; classical theatre, mentorship, and training, and to keep the artists and their work at the centre of the organization. All twelve founding members are still actively involved in the company, which is located at the 44,000 square-foot Young Centre for the Performing Arts.

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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 170,000 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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