In continuing to help our members access available resources we are providing some additional information: Background and Apprentice Members can now access support via Lifeworks/MBT:Lifeworks is providing an online hub of material resources as part of the Employee Assistance Program to UBCP/ACTRA Background and Apprentice Members to help them cope during the COVID-19 crisis. This access will…

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Dear Member, The unions and guilds in BC’s film industry are used to working together to develop and promote a world class workforce which consistently delivers some of the best productions seen by audiences everywhere. Now, when the coronavirus pandemic has brought an unprecedented challenge to our industry, our…

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Fellow UBCP/ACTRA Members,UBCP/ACTRA members and staff have successfully advocated for performers to earn modest incomes while still qualifying for the Canada Emergency Response Benefit (CERB). We are also amplifying our work to bring more Canadian content creation to British Columbia and pressure the Government to invest federal dollars in the…

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As already announced, UBCP/ACTRA has suspended the requirement for 2020/2021 dues payments until such time as the industry is back on its feet. Some of you, who have already paid, expressed that you did not want a refund. So, the choice is yours. If you do NOT want a refund (which will…

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Dear UBCP/ACTRA Member: As you may know, yesterday the Federal Government introduced legislation to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19, and this afternoon it received Royal Assent. The legislation provides for the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) – a taxable benefit that would provide $2,000 a month for up to four…

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