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B.C. Actors Settlement hitting snag?


Just when you were hoping that the still-unreleased language about what kind of formula for internet residuals, exactly, British Columbia’s actors used to reach a (presumed) contract settlement with the AMPTP, might provide a template that the Yanks could build on, come summer time, comes this news:

The strike settlement might not quite-as-settled as we thought.

The redoubtable Etan Vlessing, writing on the Playback.com website, writes that crunch talks on a new contract between the Union of British Columbia Performers and its unionized administrative staff could disrupt efforts to poll B.C. actors on a separate labor deal with North American producers.

Those fears have emerged after the UBCP in-house clerical and support staff, which aligned with the Canadian Auto Workers Union Local 3000 last month, voted in favor of possible strike action to back their own contract demands with the B.C. actors union.

Such a delay would not disrupt production in B.C., however, owing to a long-standing safe harbor agreement in place between the actors and producers.

In other words, BC’s actors may find themselves with striking clerical workers, just as they are trying to conclude voting on the new contract, before April ends.

And it is when that voting ends, and presumed ratification occurs, that the language/forumlae used will be made public.

A tangled weave indeed, but by no means insurmountable. News as it happens. Happy Spring renew-aling.

And yes, the entire article for the curious/relentless is right here.

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