BC Film & TV workers have ended their dispute after agreeing a new contract.
The Directors Guild of Canada BC District Council approved the deal after 89% of their members voted in favour of it. The guild contract is with two major parties. These are the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers and the Canadian Media Producers Association-BC.
The dispute included a vote on strike action which would have majorly disrupted productions in the area. Kendrie Upton, B.C. council executive director, says the contract means the province’s film and TV industry is open for business.
Some of the new contract details include annual wage increases of three per cent retroactive to 2021, provisions for increases in B.C.’s minimum wage and recognition of National Truth and Reconciliation Day as a statutory holiday.
SOURCE: CTV News