CAEA e-drive caea-l at list.web.net
Tue Jan 31 21:16:41 EST 2017

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
communications at caea.com


The foregoing communication is intended only for the use of the individual 
or individuals named above and should not be read by or delivered to any 
other person. Such communication may contain information which is 
privileged, confidential or otherwise exempt from disclosure. Any 
collection, use, disclosure, forwarding or copying of this communication is 
strictly prohibited. If you have received this information in error, please 
accept our apology and immediately return the communication to the sender 
by electronic mail and destroy the message.

See also Equity's Privacy Policy available at

More information about the caea-l mailing list