Industrial Relations

IR Negotiations & News


National Team

The CMPA has successfully negotiated new contracts with the Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA), the Directors Guild of Canada (DGC), NABET 700-M UNIFOR, and IATSE Local 411. All agreements are now in force.  CMPA staff are working with our various bargaining partners on editing and printing the new agreements. They will be posted as soon as they are complete. While editing takes place, members can view the Memoranda of Agreement that are posted in each section for a summary of changes to each new agreement.

CMPA staff are currently engaged in collective bargaining negotiations with the Teamsters Local 362 in Alberta.


BC Team

The CMPA-BC Industrial Relations Team will successfully concluded negotiations with the Directors Guild of Canada BC District Council and the Union of BC Performers in early 2015.

The Association of Canadian Film Craftspeople Local 2020 CEP (ACFC West) Collective Agreement expires March 31, 2016 and negotiations are likely to take place in late 2015.  The CMPA-BC IR Team will begin consultations with members in the fall of 2015. 

For more BC Industrial Relations news including health and safety and upcoming events, please visit the CMPA-BC Producer’s Branch Blog.


If you’d like to inform our IR Team of any issues or concerns surrounding any negotiations, please contact Warren Ross (outside BC) or Jennifer Buchanan or (BC).


Contact Us

Warren Ross Email Warren Ross

Vice-President, National Industrial Relations & Senior Counsel

1-416-304-0281 / 1-800-267-8208 x227


Victoria Shen Email Warren Ross

Director, National Industrial Relations and Counsel

1-416-304-0279 / 1-800-267-8208 x223


Jayme Alter Email Carol Anne DaCosta

1-416-304-0278 / 1-800-267-8208 x226


British Columbia
Jennifer Buchanan Email

Director, BC Industrial Relations & Member Services

1-604-682-8619 / 1-866-390-7639 x223