EQUIFLASH [2017-2019 LGBA FEE INCREASES RATIFIED]
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Tue Jan 31 21:16:41 EST 2017
2017-2019 LES GRANDS BALLET AGREEMENT FEE INCREASES RATIFIED
Equity is pleased to announce that bargaining for minimum fees and the
overtime rate (only) for the last two seasons of the Les Grands Ballets
Canadiens Agreement (LGBA) with Les Grands Ballets Canadiens de Montréal
successfully concluded on January 25, 2017.
The 2014-2019 LGBA includes a "wage re-opener" clause for the 2017-2018
and 2018-2019 seasons. Member consultation and bargaining regarding
minimum fees and the overtime rate took place in a compressed time frame.
In order to have the fees confirmed in time for the issuing of LGBA
engagement contracts for the 2017-2018, ratification took place
immediately following the conclusion of negotiations.
The proposed minimum fees and the overtime rate for the 2017-2018 and
2018-2019 LGBA seasons were ratified by the eligible Equity membership in
a ballot count held yesterday. Regular and Regular - Extended Visa
members, under contract to Les Grands Ballets as of Friday, January 27,
2017, voted 100% in support of the proposed changes. The voting return
rate was 97.2%.
Minimum fees will increase by 2.5% in each of the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019
seasons. Per diem amounts will increase by 1.5% in each season.
The ratified changes will take effect on July 1, 2017, and the LGBA
expires on June 30, 2019.
The new LGBA rate sheet will be available on EQUITYONLINE
(http://www.caea.com) and as soon as possible. Please contact Equity's
National Office in the interim for any other information.
Canadian Actors' Equity Association
44 Victoria St., 12th floor
Toronto, ON M5C 3C4
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