As the newly-appointed chair of the ACTRA Manitoba Political Action Committee, my first act of office (so to speak) will be to share with you the embarrassing fact that I have never in my life attended a Labour Day rally, march or celebration.
Hello ACTRA members! I’m reaching out to ask for your support on a campaign by ACTRA National to fight the CERB Clawback that is happening right now. If you are not aware of it, please take a look at the information on ACTRA National’s website. Feel free to research it yourself, but rest assured that ACTRA National’s team has done the work and the official stance is that this clawback is unjust and downright cruel to those who are already living under the poverty line. It also affects a disproportionate amount of artists, actors, and others in precarious work situations. Thanks to those who perform one or more of the suggested actions; together we can make a difference! In Solidarity, Alan WongChair, Labour and Political Action Committee…
In January, the Manitoba Federation of Labour held their mid-term conference on The Future of Work: The Next Century of Solidarity. Included here is a summary of the presentations.
With the announcement of the provincial budget on March 12th, members of Manitoba’s film industry can breathe a (temporary) sigh of relief that no major changes were announced.