City ap­proved new con­tract with stage show work­ers

Waterloo Region Record - - LOCAL -

The City of Kitch­ener has ap­proved a three-year deal with the em­ploy­ees who help set up and take down shows at city fa­cil­i­ties. The deal with the In­ter­na­tional Al­liance of Theatri­cal Stage Em­ploy­ees pro­vides for an in­crease in wages of 1.5 per cent in 2017, and 1.7 per cent in 2018, and two per cent in 2019. The agree­ment cov­ers stage­hands hired through the union for set up and take down for 50 to 70 events each year, mainly at the Kitch­ener Me­mo­rial Au­di­to­rium. The hourly rate for stage­hands was $25.44 be­fore the new deal was reached.

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