Newfoundland Riggers Score Representation!

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Production Rigging Inc. has inked a deal with IATSE Local 709 in St. John’s.  Local 709 was chartered in 2013 as a mixed film and stage local, but has worked exclusively in film since that time.  This agreement marks the first stage agreement for the local.  Production Rigging supplies stagehands for Mile One Arena and other venues throughout Newfoundland and Labrador.

In traditional Newfoundland style, the negotiation was open and friendly, and in a phrase not often used about the bargaining table, “a good time was had by all.”  The stagehands are looking forward to working under a collective agreement for the first time in their working careers.
 

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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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