Downey pointed out that some non-union advertisements may have been shot down by agencies that have co-state agreements with unions, which would be contrary to those agreements. The initiative calls for cooperation between the two trade union organisations to ensure that employers meet their obligation to produce only as part of a trade union agreement. Unions hope to attract new signatory agencies by demonstrating the value of production with union artists. “If our sector changes and grows, we see new opportunities for unions to organize and grow,” said ACTRA President Ferne Downey. “More than 90% of the films and television shows produced in North America are part of a union agreement, but an increasing number of advertisements revolve around union films. This reduces labour standards for service providers across North America. “Performers don`t tolerate a race to the bottom. In the recent past, signatory agencies may have produced some of their non-unionists. ACTRA and SAG-AFTRA will work closely with the signatory agencies to ensure that all future commercial production is subject to the corresponding trade union agreement,” downey said. Time`s Up asked SAG-AFTRA members to reject the film and television contracts, which it described as “disappointing and dangerous”; No Right To “Intrude,” Guild Responds The Alliance of Canadian Cinema, Television and Radio Artists (ACTRA) is a Canadian union representing actors in English-language media. It has 25,000 members working in film, television, radio and all other media to death.
 The ratification votes for the new treaty will be counted tomorrow, and the union`s national leadership, which insists on the “yes” vote, said the new treaty “includes historic improvements in protection for key and substantive actors who work naked or who perform in simulated sex scenes, including improvements in termination and consent requirements. In addition, there is new protection during hearings and interviews, as well as a provision that explicitly deals with the prevention of harassment. ACTRA is affiliated with the Canadian Labour Congress and the International Federation of Actors. Union leaders also object to the so-called “false allegations” that the rules of sexual and sexual protection against naked, simulated and simulated harassment contained in the new agreement are worse than those contained in the current treaty adopted by ACTRA, the union of Canadian actors.