Canadian Actors' Equity supports UDA in its labour dispute with the APFTQ

    TORONTO, June 14 /CNW/ - Canadian Actors' Equity Association supports the
Union des Artistes (UDA) in its current labour dispute with the Association
des producteurs de films et de télévision du Québec (APFTQ).
    Negotiations between UDA and the APFTQ are at a turning point and
Canadian Actors' Equity Association urges the AFTPQ to bargain a fair and
equitable agreement with performers in Quebec. Earlier today, UDA took the
step of launching an intermittent strike on the set of the television series
Coeur a ses raisons in order to move negotiations forward.
    "Equity shares UDA's disappointment that film and television producers
are provoking a dispute that will serve to hurt the arts industry in Quebec"
said Susan Wallace, Executive Director of Canadian Actors' Equity Association.

    Equity is the voice of professional artists working in live performance
in English Canada. We are a national artists' association representing more
than 5,500 performers, directors, choreographers, fight directors and stage
managers working in theatre, opera and dance from coast to coast.

For further information:

For further information: Lynn McQueen, Communications Director, (416)
867-9165 ext. 2620, or, Canadian Actors' Equity Association,
44 Victoria Street, 12th floor, Toronto, ON, M5C 3C4, tel: (416) 867-9165,
fax: (416) 867-9246,

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