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IATSE joins campaign to block job-killing piracy sites
Posted: Jan 30, 2018 10:34 Updated: Dec 04, 2018 09:22

The IATSE is part of coalition that has applied to the CRTC for a Canadian anti-piracy initiative. The proposal would mean that the CRTC could compel ISPs (Internet Service Providers), through legislation, to block access for any Canadian user to visit any website deemed a piracy site. [Details]
IATSE Local 891 members elect new President
Posted: Dec 04, 2018 09:21

After a run-off ballot, Keith Woods a member of the Lighting Department, was elected IATSE Local 891 President for a three-year term starting January 2019. Outgoing President Mitch Davies, a member of the Construction Department, served for two three-year terms. Full election results can be found here [member login required].Teller's Report.
IATSE launches safety app
Posted: Apr 13, 2018 08:38 Updated: Nov 08, 2018 10:36

The IATSE Safety Info App is an information reference and hazard reporting tool for IATSE members. The application provides important safety information, such as studio safety hotline telephone numbers, industry-specific safety bulletins and articles, and a form for reporting hazards encountered on the worksite. Download IATSE Safety Info (available for iPhone and Android) at the App Store.
New code of conduct created for creative industries
Posted: Mar 08, 2018 13:43 Updated: Nov 08, 2018 10:00

A new Canadian Creative Industries Code of Conduct has been to help prevent and respond to harassment including sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence. The Code represents a commitment by stakeholders, including IATSE, to shift the culture, to prevent and respond to harassment including sexual harassment, discrimination, bullying and violence and to ensure every workplace is one where safety, respect, and professionalism are the norm. [Details]
Film unions and guilds call time on mental health
Posted: Apr 26, 2018 15:47 Updated: Nov 08, 2018 09:59

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 [Video] [Website]