[Press Release] Strike averted at Stratford Shakespeare Festival
May 27, 2012… The Stratford Shakespeare Festival is delighted to announce that it has come to an agreement regarding a first contract with its call-centre workers.
The deal, which still needs to be ratified, gives the workers a wage increase of 5.5% over two years and contains a clause agreeing not to contract out call-centre work for the duration of the contract.
The Festival’s celebratory 60th season gets under way tomorrow, Monday, May 28, with the gala opening of Much Ado About Nothing. Five more productions will open throughout the week, with further openings occurring in July and August.