Over 8,500 professional artists and technicians are members of IATSE Local 891, the largest IATSE local in Canada. Chartered in 1962, IATSE Local 891 represents motion picture workers throughout British Columbia and the Yukon.
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Union members to boycott Westminster Savings in solidarity with striking workers

The BC Federation of Labour calls on the public and affiliated unions to withdraw all funds from Westminster Savings except what is minimally required to keep an open account to maintain a voting share. The boycott puts pressure on WSCU amid workers striking to protect pensions and fighting the proposed closure of the only unionized branch. [Details]

(POSTED 2019-07-16)

Film unions and guilds call time on mental health

In a unique partnership, Teamsters 155, DGC BC, UBCP/ACTRA, IATSE 891 and ICG 669 have come together to tackle an issue of huge concern to their members: mental health and addiction in our industry. With a dedicated PSA video and website, Call Time on Mental Health provides details of where members of all the film unions can get help. Watch PSA Visit Website https://www.calltimementalhealth.com/we-can-help [Video] [Website]

(POSTED 2018-04-26)

IATSE 891 members to keep up pressure for affordable medications

The Advisory Council on the Implementation of National Pharmacare has provided a path forward toward affordable medications for all Canadians. Now it's up to the politicians to make it happen. IATSE 891 encourages all members to write to their MP. [Details]

(POSTED 2019-06-26)

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