Industrial Relations

British Columbia & Yukon Council of Film Unions

The British Columbia & Yukon Council of Film Unions (BC & Yukon Council of Film Unions) Master Agreement between the member unions and negotiating producers establishes the terms, conditions and rates for labour technicians from IATSE 891 (technical crew including, but not limited to, the departments of: grip, props, construction, transportation, set decorating, hair, make-up and wardrobe), IATSE 669 (camera and publicity crew) and Teamsters 155 (including but not limited to, transportation and catering).  The BC Council of Film Unions came into existence by order of the BC Labour Relations Board on June 6th, 1996.  The founding Members of the Council are IATSE Local 891, IATSE Local 669 and Teamsters Union Local No. 155. The BC & Yukon Council of Film Unions Master Agreement is jointly negotiated by the CMPA and the Canadian Affiliates of the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers (AMPTP).

The 2015-2018 BCCFU Master Agreement was ratified on September 10, 2015. The term of the agreement is from April 1, 2015 to March 31, 2018. New wages rates came into effect on August 2, 2015.

You can view the 2015-2018 BCCFU Master Agreement below:

2015-2018 BCCFU Master Agreement 

 

Fees for engaging personnel under the BC & Yukon Council of Film Unions Master Agreement

CMPA administration fees as per Article 8.04 (a) of the BC & Yukon Council of Film Unions Master Agreement are as follows: 

  • If the employer is a member in good standing with the CMPA as of the date of remittance of the administration fee, the employer shall pay to the BC branch of the CMPA a sum equal to one percent (1 %) of the gross pay of each employee, to a maximum of:
    • One thousand five hundred dollars ($ 1,500) per episode of a television series
    • Two thousand dollars ($ 2,000) per television movie or low-budget feature
    • Four thousand five hundred dollars ($ 4,500) per high-budget feature or mini-series
  • Gross pay is inclusive of vacation pay

All administration fees are subject to GST/HST with rates based on the province of production.  The CMPA GST/HST number is 121408322RT.


Archived BC & Yukon Council of Film Unions Master Agreements

 

2012-2015 BCCFU Master Agreement

Memorandum of Agreement with BC & Yukon Film Council Unions and its Council-member Unions

2009-2012 BC & Yukon Council of Film Unions Master Agreement

2003 - 2006 BC Council of Film Unions Master Agreement

2000 - 2003 BC Council of Film Unions Master Agreement