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October 13, 2021
Following two years of negotiations, a draft collective agreement has been negotiated between Cineflix and the Factual Television Joint Council! Present on behalf of the council were representatives from CWA Canada, IATSE, and workers from the factual TV industry. The collective agreement forms part of the proposed settlement to the class action lawsuit filed against Cineflix in 2018.
In advance of negotiating with Cineflix, a survey was sent to hundreds of workers in the factual industry and several focus groups were held to establish what our priorities would be. These priorities were then compiled and transformed into proposals.
For this collective agreement to become official, first Cineflix needs to decide to accept the collective agreement as part of the class action settlement. If they do so, workers at Cineflix will then have an opportunity to vote in favour of ratifying the agreement. If it is ratified by Cineflix workers in it would be the first-ever contract in the factual TV industry in Canada! The ratification vote would likely take place sometime in 2022.
In preparation for the ratification vote, we have provided you with a summary of the agreement below:
ratified, this groundbreaking collective agreement will be a significant step in creating fairness in factual TV!
If you want to get involved in
the ratification vote please fill out this confidential form.
If you have further questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org