Saturday, January 06, 2007

Hooray for ACTRA!

The Canadian film industry is having troubles due to the strong Canadian dollar and ACTRA threatens to 'illegally' strike. Boo-hoo! We're not getting paid enough, so let's scare off the remaining productions by threatening to strike instead of actually talking*. Way to go ACTRA, great job of killing off potential work there. We're proud of you.

Granted, people rightfully should be compensated for new media stuff, be paid fairly, and should get raises, but that's what negotiations are for. All threatening to strike does, in this case, is scare productions away. I'm generally pro-union, but sometimes unions just don't think things through... like this time.

(*Yes, I'm aware that they relented on the strike talk and went back to the table, but it's still not a smart thing to do in the current economic climate.)

(Note: I've brought it back now that others have made far more inflammatory remarks than I have.)


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