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Remembrance Day - Administration and Dispatch Closed
Posted: Nov 07, 2022 14:17 Updated: Nov 07, 2022 14:18

ADMINISTRATION: Friday November 11th: CLOSED
DISPATCH: Friday November 11th: CLOSED
All other days will not be affected.
A Message from outgoing 891 Business Representative Phil Klapwyk
Posted: Oct 13, 2022 15:36 Updated: Oct 13, 2022 15:37

Phil Klapwyk's last day as 891 Business Representative is Friday, October 14, 2022. He has served in the position for close to seven years. We thank him for the dedication and wealth of expertise he brought to the Union. Read his final letter to the membership here.
Thanksgiving Holiday Hours
Posted: Oct 05, 2022 16:16 Updated: Oct 05, 2022 16:16

DISPATCH: Saturday October 8: CLOSED Sunday October 9: 8:30 am – 8:30 pm Monday October 10: 10:00 am-10:00 pm
Hours of Operation: National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Posted: Sep 23, 2022 16:21

Both the IATSE 891 Administration and Dispatch will be CLOSED on September 30, 2022, for National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
BCCFU Statement on National Day of Mourning Sept. 19
Posted: Sep 15, 2022 16:11 Updated: Sep 15, 2022 16:30

Please see the statement below from the BC Council of Film Unions sent to productions on the Canadian government announcing September 19, 2022 as a public holiday to mark the funeral of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

September 14, 2022

To all productions:

September 19, 2022 has been named a national day of mourning to mark the Queen’s funeral.

In BC, the national holiday will be observed by federal employees. In addition, K-12 public schools and public post-secondary institutions, along with most Crown corporations, will be closed. If interfacing with these groups, please be aware that you may not be able to reach individuals on September 19.

The day has not been declared a Provincial Statutory Holiday by the BC Government. As a result, private sector employees working on September 19, including those working under the BCCFU Master Agreement, are not subject to holiday pay.

Given that schools may be closed we do encourage employers to be flexible. We also encourage employers, as Premier John Horgan said in yesterday’s statement, to find a way to recognize or reflect on the day in a way that is appropriate for their employees.

For further information:

Statement from Premier John Horgan:
CBC Article:


Paul Klassen
Executive Director, BC Council of Film Unions