COVID-19 Return to Work Recommendations From IATSE Communications Team:

COVID-19 Return to Work Recommendations From IATSE Comminications Team:

"International President Loeb has been in discussions with labor leaders from other unions, studio heads, theater owners, promoters, government officials, the IATSE General Executive Board and Department Directors, and many others regarding the post-COVID-19 restarting of the entertainment industry. He called upon the IATSE Crafts Advancement Program (ICAP) to create a set of uniform guidance documents for our union on returning to work safely in the age of COVID-19. These documents are meant to be a first step toward a uniform IATSE answer to the questions that surround our return to work. A unified approach will lead to safe post-pandemic workplace for everyone in the IATSE.

By creating these documents, we hope to provide IATSE union officials with the necessary framework to help our members and workers return to work safely and to be aware of recommended safe practices and procedures post COVID-19. These documents are meant to be a first step toward a uniform IATSE answer to the questions that surround our return to work. A unified approach will lead to safe post-pandemic workplace for everyone in the IATSE.

First and foremost, on all our minds is the question of when and how we are going back to work. There have been conflicting messages from politicians, health experts, and media pundits about this. Of course, the health & safety of IATSE workers and our families is of paramount importance.

In solidarity,
IATSE Communications"

We will soon be working with our partners to initiate preliminary job hazard, controlling the virus at work, as well as returning to work guidelines.

 

 


- I wanted to share with everyone some recently received news updates relative to initial plans and movement closer to our eventual return to the work place.

 

Tom Pusateri, Business Agent