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ATTEND A COMMITTEE MEETING TO STRENGTHEN YOUR UNION
Posted: Feb 06, 2023 14:48 Updated: Feb 06, 2023 15:06

Want to meet people passionate about building a motion picture community where workers thrive? Attend an upcoming committee meeting! Here's what's coming up:
  • Women's Committee meets virtually on Feb. 12 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm. RSVP at Women891@iatse.com.
  • Pride Committee meets virtually on Feb. 19 at 1:00 pm. RSVP at Pride891@iatse.com.
  • Young Workers Committee meets on Feb. 19 at 3:30 pm. RSVP at YWC891@iatse.com
See a list of upcoming Department meetings here.
MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: ODESSA BENNETT
Posted: Feb 06, 2023 15:03 Updated: Feb 06, 2023 15:04

“I love collaborative filmmaking. I feel like stories have a unique ability to come into people’s comfort zone and to show them what it is to be another person.” Get to know 891 Costume Designer Odessa Bennett by reading our latest Member Spotlight! Odessa specializes in period costuming, sci-fi world-building, and 2SLGBTQIA+ representation. Their work was recently nominated for a 2023 CAFTCAD Award.
891 SCHOLARSHIPS FOR POST SECONDARY EDUCATION
Posted: Feb 06, 2023 14:56 Updated: Feb 06, 2023 15:01

Are you or a family member pursuing post secondary education this year? IATSE 891 offers scholarships to members and their dependents. Applications for the 2023-2024 scholastic year are now open. The Gavin B. Craig scholarship is open to high school seniors and the deadline to apply is March 15th at 3:00 pm. The deadline to apply for our other scholarships is May 15th at 3:00 pm. Learn more and find application forms here.
WORKSAFE BC CHANGES FOR LOAN-OUT COMPANIES
Posted: Jan 20, 2023 10:51 Updated: Jan 23, 2023 12:38

Please be advised that WorkSafeBC has implemented changes to coverage requirements for all employees working under corporations in B.C., including loan-out companies in the film industry. These changes, effective January 1, 2023, were outlined in a BCCFU memo dated January 13, 2023 found here. We are working with other unions, legal resources, and other organizations in trying to better understand these changes, and we will provide updates when we are able. In the meantime, more information may be found on the WorkSafeBC website here. and here. (Item: Ap1-4-4, sections (c) and (d).
HOW TO REPORT BULLYING & HARASSMENT AT WORK
Posted: Jan 20, 2023 11:04 Updated: Jan 20, 2023 11:05

Access the Union's Anonymous Hotline online or by phone at 604-298-3450. Members can report cases of bullying or harassment to the Union this way, through a Shop Steward, or by emailing stewards@iatse.com. If there are reasonable grounds to believe that an employer has failed to address the issue, workers can report incidents directly through the WorkSafeBC Bullying and Harassment Questionnaire.
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