Over 8,000 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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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)

Report on calibration factors for haze and fog in the film industry now available

As a result of significant concerns raised by workers in the film industry, IATSE 891 funded an independent report on how to determine worker exposure to fog and haze atmospheric effects using a direct reading instrument. This report is a significant step forward in improving health and safety for workers exposed to atmospheric effects on set. [Read report]

(POSTED 2018-05-01)

Member Notice Regarding Availability

Please read this member notice regarding availability and the related compliance with Union bylaws. This notice, which was issued by the Senior Steward in 2008, is still current and applicable.

Please view the April 10, 2008, Member Notice here. (PDF)

(POSTED 2014-03-13)

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Motion Picture Industry Orientation Course

September 22, 2018

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Motion Picture Industry Orientation Course

September 29, 2018

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Motion Picture Industry Orientation Course

September 29, 2018

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Motion Picture Industry Orientation Course

October 06, 2018

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