IATSE 262 on the street!

3 May 2019

On March 29 and April 16, members of the local were present in front of the Laval and Ste-Foy cinemas to meet the customers and inform them of the situation that persists in these cinemas.

The employer challenges for the second time the decision of the arbitrator Lefebvre and requests a 3rd arbitration. Next dates are schedule in Superior Court on June 6th and 7th.

Major union victory for Cineplex employees!

14 November 2018

Press release

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Major union victory for Cineplex employees!

Montreal, Thursday, November 14th 2018 – Five years after the beginning of the certification process and four years after the arbitration was awarded, employees from Cineplex Laval and Ste-Foy cinemas have finally won their battle for a decent salary.

In front of the constant opposition of the employer towards wages demands of his employees, 2 arbitrations was needed adding up about twenty days and two passages to the Superior Court of Quebec. The latter imposed a partial collective agreement in January, 2018 while salaries, bonuses, retroactivity and other elements had again been sent back in arbitration.

The arbitrator Me Bernard Lefebvre thus acceded to the demands of the union by granting salaries going up to $14.95 an hour and a wage retroactivity from May 1st, 2015. Let us note that this decision for the salaries will also apply to the other unionized Cineplex cinemas in Quebec. The union hopes that the employer will not challenge this decision again and will agree to adequately compensate its employees. Approximately 175 employee members of IATSE Local 262 are affected by this decision.

The International Alliance of theatrical, stage employee’s moving picture technicians, artists and allied crafts of the United State, its territories and Canada. (IATSE) Local 262 represents more than 700 employees.e.s in theatre, cinema and entertainment in Quebec.


Source : AIEST\IATSE Local 262

Informations : Sylvain Bisaillon, President, IATSE local 262,

Cellulaire : (514) 814-0750


TAT : Another decision in our favor at the Scotiabank Theatre in Montreal

8 January 2018


The Tribunal Administratif du Travail (TAT)  took an unequivocal decision today by the intervention of the administrative judge Yves Lemieux concerning the actions which went against the Labor code coming from the Employer (Cineplex) at the Scotiabank Theatre in Montreal.

In its decision, Me Lemieux concluded, further to several memos from the employer as well as manymeetings with employees, that:

“The Court concludes that the Employer tries to influence the employees so that they do not adhere to the Labor union. By doing so, he breaks the article 12 of the Code by passing on the first one and the second memo.  There’s grounds for intervening to restrict the right of the Employer to communicate with the employees about the recruitment drive.”

You can read his decision as a whole by clicking here. (French)

New Contract – Cinema Beaubien

5 January 2018

The new cinema Beaubien’s collective agreement is available on the “contracts” page.

The contract includes wage increases up to 8,6% over the 3 years of the contract.

Congratulations to the bargaining team and the members of this cinema.

New contracts availables on the website!

28 December 2016

New bargaining agreements are available in the “contracts” section of the website for the following employers :

  • ITT personnel inc. (Tricolore Sport)
  • Centre Pierre-Péladeau (UQAM)

New contracts available

12 July 2016

New contracts are available on the “contracts” page : Odyscène (FOH) and IMAX (Projection)

For workers of Odyscène, it’s a first contract. We negociate wage increase up to 26% for the first year of the contract. Odyscène is our second live theatre unit after the Centre Pierre-Péladeau.

New members join the local 262!

28 August 2015

Members of local 262 of the I.A.T.S.E. welcome new brothers and sisters from Odyscène (Théâtre Lionel-Groulx, Cabaret de l’église Sacré-Coeur, Salle Pierre Legault). Certified by the labor board on August 28th, new members of the local 262 join the Centre Pierre-Péladeau workers in our theater department.