The striking Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists yesterday reported no work disruptions in Alberta. Because strike action in ACTRA's dispute with the Canadian Film and Television Production Association falls under provincial jurisdiction, the union has had to roll out its strike on a province-by-province basis.
ACTRA is currently officially on strike in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and Saskatchewan. (British Columbia operates under a separate labour agreement and is not part of this strike.)
However, because of Alberta's labour code, ACTRA said, the union must hold another strike vote in that province. If passed, the union could be in a strike position in Alberta by Jan. 30. Until then, the now-expired labour agreement remains in effect.