About I.A.T.S.E. Membership
We have over 140,000 members in the entertainment industry in Canada and the U.S.A.
Our organization has a well respected international presence.
I.A.T.S.E. offers collective representation that works to provide protection and advancement of our members’ rights.
I.A.T.S.E. members working on Union productions on average earn 20-50% MORE than workers on non-union productions.
Workplace safety is our #1 concern. We support our Members’ right to a safe environment.
I.A.T.S.E. is represented at the Canadian Labour Congress, the Saskatchewan Federation of Labour, and other labour organizations. We work within these organizations to ensure the rights of all workers in a world where many are viewed as disposable.
We advocate for respect and recognition for our members and the valuable contribution that our industries make to society.
The laws of the I.A.T.S.E. are contained in the International Constitution and Bylaws which governs the operation of the International and its relationship to the Locals and the Members.
The Locals, in turn, have Constitutions and Bylaws that govern the operation of each Local.
Membership participation and democracy are the cornerstones of the I.A.T.S.E. Our Local Unions are autonomous organizations, and as such, are free to pursue independent agendas that reflect the needs and values of their Members.
Executive Members, both of Locals and of the International are democratically elected from within the Membership.
All Members in Good Standing have the right to a voice and a vote at regular General Meetings.
Local 295 Regina
Our Local has jurisdiction over Southern Saskatchewan for both Film and Stage.
Since we are a mixed Local, our Members can work on Film productions or at the Stage venues that we have certified.
We hold monthly General Meetings ten months out of the year so Members have opportunity to engage in the business and direction of their Local.
Local 295 is actively involved in our industries, our political environment and our community.
We work closely with other organizations and stakeholders in both the film and live performance industries to nurture and protect the employment opportunities for our Members.
The benefits available to our Members include:
- An excellent extended Health Benefits plan
- An Employee & Family Assistance program to address any counselling needs our Members might have
- An advanced training assistance plan
- Enrollment in a flexible and profitable Retirement Savings Plan