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Professional Artists and Technicians of 891 donate to victims of Harvey and BC forest fires.
Posted: Aug 29, 2017 15:44 Updated: Sep 06, 2017 13:55

The members of IATSE Local 891 have donated $10,000 to help IATSE brothers and sisters affected by the catastrophic effects of Hurricane Harvey. IATSE Locals across North America are stepping up to help. This follows an earlier IATSE 891 donation of $10,000 to the Red Cross to support people affected by this year's devastating BC forest fires. [Hurricane Harvey Donations] [Forest Fire Donations]
IATSE 891 receives kudos for focus on respectful workplaces
Posted: Aug 11, 2017 14:39 Updated: Sep 06, 2017 13:54

Natasha Tony, 891 Assistant Steward, gets credit for leading the drive to make our industry's workplaces more respectful and for pioneering the acclaimed Anti-Discrimination, Bullying and Harassment in the Workplace workshop. [Details]
Carbon monoxide exposure on film shoots gets WorkSafeBC attention
Posted: Jul 17, 2017 16:34 Updated: Sep 06, 2017 13:54

WorkSafeBC has issued a bulletin on Carbon Monoxide Exposure During Film Shoots. Prepared after a serious incident on a film shoot, the bulletin explains the danger of such exposure and describes what employers must do to prevent similar accidents. [Details]
IATSE 891 supports universal drug plan campaign
Posted: Sep 06, 2017 13:53 Updated: Sep 06, 2017 13:54

Canada is the only developed country in the world with a universal health care system that doesn’t include prescription drugs. That’s left 8.4 million Canadians unable to afford the medicine they need. The Canadian Labour Congress has launched a campaign calling for a plan for all Canadians. [Learn more and sign a support petition]
The AFC launches survey on entertainment workers and household finances
Posted: Jul 20, 2017 11:21 Updated: Jul 20, 2017 11:34

The AFC is conducting a national survey to understand more about entertainment industry workers and household finances. The AFC wants to get a whole picture of the workforce to help it plan its future and ensure that it’s a strong lifeline, providing emergency financial aid for years to come. Take a few minutes to fill out the survey before August 11. [Take the survey]