«In these unprecedented times, it is more important than ever for producers and unions to work together towards a common goal,» said Warren Ross, General Counsel and Vice President of National Industrial Relations at the CMPA. «We are proud to have reached an agreement that recognizes the value that each Teamsters member brings to the success of the production industry in Alberta.» The new framework agreement provides for a revision of the budgetary and salary structure for the first year of the agreement. The parties also agreed on a 1% wage increase for the second year of the agreement and a 2% increase in the third year. The agreement will remain in force until 31 March 2023. TORONTO / CALGARY, June 23, 2020 – The Canadian Media Producers Association and Teamsters Local 362 today announced the successful negotiation of a three-year framework contract. The new agreement, ratified by members of both parties, sets out the terms, conditions and rates for crew, including drivers, Wranglers and caterers who work in Alberta in film, television and digital media production. «The COVID-19 pandemic has forced companies to innovate in different ways, and the virtual negotiation of this agreement has been one of those innovations,» said Michael Dunphy, business agent for General Teamsters Local Union #362. «I couldn`t be more proud of my bargaining committee and also of the base. Their commitment and commitment to the process has been unparalleled. Despite the interruption of negotiations due to the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, negotiations have resumed online and a provisional agreement has been reached before the date set by the parties on 1 June. This was the first negotiation by the Canadian independent production industry to be completed virtually, with the participation of site negotiators across Canada. The agreement was fully ratified on June 12 by members of the CMPA and Teamsters. Michael DunphyBusiness Agent, General Teamsters Local Union No. 362mdunphy@GTL362.ca Kyle O`ByrneManager, Media Relations & Communication, CMPAkyle.obyrne@cmpa.ca Teamsters Local 362 is affiliated with the International Brotherhood of Teamsters.

We have more than 100 collective agreements that provide security and peace for workers in a wide range of sectors. Being a member of Local 362 means that you and your family have the opportunity to build a future since you are part of a team of approximately 7,000 members spread across the province of Alberta and the Northwest Territories.