MONTRÉAL, QC – Workers at Cinéma du Musée have signed authorization cards for union representation with IATSE Local 262. Local 262 has an established record for strong representation of cinema employees in Montréal, so it was no surprise when workers reached out to the Local for assistance.
The authorization cards were filed with Quebec’s Administrative Labour Tribunal on October 8 and the Tribunal’s decision was released on November 8. The five cinema employees are now recognized as members of IATSE Local 262 and will be represented by the union in upcoming negotiations with the employer.
Cinéma du Musée opened its doors on September 25, 2018 and is located inside the Musée des beaux-arts de Montréal (aka the Montréal Museum of Fine Arts). The opening of Cinéma du Musée is culturally significant as it added the seventh art – film – to the MMFA community. It is administered by an independent non-profit organization and its general management is provided by the same team that manages Cinéma Beaubien and Cinéma du Parc. Cinéma du Musée employees are thrilled to join their colleagues at these two venues, which are already under representation by IATSE Local 262.