The Canadian

Animation Guild

IATSE Local 938

  • June 14, 2022 1:01 PM | Anonymous

    Friday June 17th at 7:00pm over Zoom!

    The Canadian Animation Guild is proud to present an official public town hall for animation workers in Canada.

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    About this event

    The Canadian Animation Guild (IATSE Local 938) is proud to announce that it will be hosting a digital Town Hall on Zoom! The Local is eager to share updates about what it has been up to as well as host informational events for other Canadian Animation Workers interested in Unionization!

    This town hall with feature:

    A Q+A panel of Animation Workers from Titmouse Vancouver, Titmouse NY, Shadow Machine and Solar Opposites who have successfully organized their workplace.

    A Union 101 presentation featuring a Q+A for those new to the movement.

    If you or your coworkers are curious about how a union works, and how it can help improve the animation industry across Canada, the CAG Town Hall is a great place to come learn and ask your questions; or even better, find out how you can get involved to make it happen!

    We will be holding our digital town hall on Friday June 17th at 7:00pm, Pacific Standard TimeTo attend, please sign up for a Free RSVP so we can send you the link to the zoom call as well as the code to sign in.

    This digital meeting is open to animation workers only. Management, Press and HR personnel are not permitted to attend. Attendees will be vetted if necessary. The event will be held webinar-style in order to preserve the anonymity of attendees.


  • June 14, 2022 12:49 PM | Anonymous

    June 14th, 2022 (TOMORROW) at 7:00pm over Zoom

    The link for the meeting has been sent to your email (check your spam folder, our emails love it in there for some reason)

    Hello everyone!

    Another quarter almost down which means another General Members Meeting!

    This meeting will cover:

    • New Policies we have been hard at work on
    • Follow ups on policy proposed at the Q1 GMM
    • Open nomination/election for 2 trustee positions (read your emails for more info)
    • Additional news for members
    • An open forum for any of your questions you may have
    Please make sure to read both of the emails you've been sent so you can have all the information you need for either running for a position or otherwise voting responsibly.

    As stated in our Local’s constitution, membership meetings will be held quarterly. This gives you an opportunity to bring your issues to your union representatives, the dashing volunteers of your very own Local’s Executive Board! Not only that, but you will take an active role in voting for resolutions, constitutional amendments, getting a good look at our yearly budget, and elect officials for any positions that may be unfilled. 

    General meetings are a democratic process that are vital to building a union that works for all workers. We would like each and every one of you to consider what you want this union to look like in the long term, and what gains you wish to see for this industry in general.


    Point us to where you want this industry to be, and we’re gonna fight tooth and nail to get us there.


    We hope to see you all on June 14th, 2022 (TOMORROW) , at 7pm

    The Zoom link for the meeting has been sent to your email (check your spam folder, our emails love it in there for some reason)


  • February 14, 2022 9:56 AM | Anonymous

    MARCH 3rd, 2022 at 7:00pm over Zoom

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    Hello everyone!

    It’s been a year and a half since the historic vote, here at Titmouse, that created the first IATSE animation union in Canada. The journey that got us that amazing victory was long and winding, but even that was only the beginning. Since then, Titmouse workers negotiated and ratified the first Collective Agreement in Canadian animation, securing these valuable improvements:

    • Thorough and defined overtime procedures
    • Transparent wage minimums for all positions, first of its kind in Canadian animation
    • A grievance process to prevent harassment in the workplace
    • More sick days, with the opportunity for half days and personal days
    • Improved Retirement Savings Plan through CEIRP
    • Trained shop stewards to protect against workplace violations
    • A democratic voice in their place of work
    • Many other improvements delineated in the Collective Agreement
    • The chance to win even more improvements, with regularly scheduled renegotiations
    Now, after months of work setting up our Local’s infrastructure, we are finally ready for the next step: Our First Membership General Meeting of 2022!


    As stated in our Local’s constitution, membership meetings will be held quarterly from now on. This gives you an opportunity to bring your issues to your union representatives, the dashing volunteers of your very own Local’s Executive Board! Not only that, but you will take an active role in voting for resolutions, constitutional amendments, getting a good look at our yearly budget, and elect officials for any positions that may be unfilled. 


    General meetings are a democratic process that are vital to building a union that works for all workers. For this first meeting especially, we would like each and every one of you to consider what you want this union to look like in the long term, and what gains you wish to see for this industry in general. 


    Point us to where you want this industry to be, and we’re gonna fight tooth and nail to get us there.


    If you have any questions or concerns ahead of the meeting (or if you'd just like to tell us a funny story), let us know in this anonymous inbox:

    https://forms.gle/xNKyyRAkvVxEH2ZS6


    We hope to see you all on MARCH 3rd, 2022, at 7pm

    The Zoom link for the meeting has been sent to your email (check your spam folder, our emails love it in there for some reason)


    2021 CANADIAN ANIMATION WAGE SHARE

    In addition to this meeting, The Canadian Animation Guild would like to announce that it will be sponsoring the renewed Canadian Animation Wage Share! The wage share anonymously collects pay information from Canadian animation workers, and measures them across provincial, experience, and gender lines to promote transparency within the industry. The results of this wage share will be published as a clean, easy to read report that workers will be able to consult to help them negotiate fair wages!


    Fill out the survey below, and help ensure pay transparency in animation:

    https://tinyurl.com/wageshare2021

  • January 28, 2022 6:27 PM | Anonymous

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