Employees At Vancouver’s Icon Artistic Studio Announce Plans To Unionize

Employees at Icon Artistic Studio, one of many largest animation employers in Vancouver, have gone public with their intent to unionize with the Canadian Animation Guild (CAG), IATSE Native 938. A complete website devoted to the organizing effort has been launched at IconUnited.ca.

Icon produces the animation for exhibits like Disney’s Monsters at Work and Paramount+’s Transformers: Earthspark, in addition to the upcoming Star Wars: Younger Jedi Adventures and Ariel, each for Disney Junior. The studio at the moment has almost 800 staff, and any employee who doesn’t straight take part in hiring/firing is eligible for illustration.

IATSE reviews that lots of of employees have already signed confidential playing cards in assist of forming a union. A minimum of 55% of eligible employees must signal a union assist card earlier than IATSE can file an utility for certification with the BC Labour Relations Board. Following the certification, employees can start to barter the phrases of a contract with Icon.