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Local 118 Signs First Agreement with the Vancouver International Fringe Festival

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Vancouver, BC – Local 118 concluded successful negotiations of a first collective agreement with the Vancouver International Fringe Festival. The concept of the Fringe Festival was born in Edinburgh 55 years ago and currently there are almost 100 theatre groups and performers who participate in Fringe Festivals across Canada. The first annual Vancouver Fringe took place in 1985 and has seen increasing support since that time.

The agreement provides for wage increases of up to 22%, inclusive of benefits. Major improvements were made to working conditions, especially with regard to turnaround, meal penalties, and overtime structure.

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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.

For more information please contact:
General: comms@iatse.net
Press: press@iatse.net

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