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CFTPA contract approved by Canadian artistes


MUMBAI: Members of the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artistes (ACTRA) have ratified the new independent production agreement with the Canadian Film and Television Production Association (CFTPA) and the Association des producteurs de films et de télévision du Québec (APFTQ) by a margin of 98.3 per cent.


The deal, which the union approved at the beginning of May, gives performers a rate increase of 2 per cent each year for three years. All other terms of the agreement remain remain unchanged.


"This vote of confidence from our membership demonstrates our union‘s strength and solidarity," said Ferne Downey, the president of ACTRA. "With this ratified agreement in place, we can focus our efforts on strengthening our industry and creating more work opportunities for performers."


The agreement covers the engagement of performers on all film, television and new media production in Canada, except for British Columbia. It takes effect on 1 January 2010 and expires 31 December 2012.

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