IATSE514 – News

AFC Emergency Financial Aid – COVID-19

Dear member, Did you know that as professional in the film industry you are also entitled to assistance from the AFC? To receive financial assistance, you need to: Be professionally eligible; Demonstrate immediate financial need; Pursue all other avenues of support;...

1st Quarter 2020 IATSE Bulletin

1st Quarter 2020 IATSE Bulletin COVID-19 Issue available now. Read up on the COVID-19 pandemic, financial and medical resources and how IATSE is continuing to aid our members and entertainment industry workers during these difficult times. Read it here: https://www.iatse.net/sites/default/files/iatse_1st2020_websinglepage1.pdf...

Quebec Federal MP’s Lobbying efforts

Dear member, Due to the exceptional circumstances that plague us, we will have many challenges to overcome when things return to normal. It was already planned in our actions for the year 2020, even before the events of the past...

Netflix Emergency Fund

Dear member, Netflix last week pledged $500,000 to the Artists’ Foundation (FDA) to support artists struggling with severe financial hardship due to the coronavirus. The FDA is currently working to create an emergency fund to assist the most needy artists...

COVID-19: Scam Alert

Dear member, Canada’s Prime Minister Justin Trudeau warned at a news conference today that fraudulent text messages are circulating regarding the benefits the federal government will provide to Canadians. Here is a message from the Department of Finance Canada: With...

Emergency Benefit

Dear member, Ottawa introduces an Emergency Benefit gives $2,000 every month for the next four months for salaried or self-employed workers who are absent from work, have lost contracts or have been laid off because of COVID-19. A portal will be...

Teleworking and Union Dues

Dear member, Following Premier François Legault’s announcement to close non-essential businesses, the IATSE 514 offices will be physically closed. However, our entire team will continue to offer the same services as usual in teleworking. Union Dues The economic impact that...

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