Lawyers from Cavalluzzo LLP have reached a proposed settlement agreement with Cineflix in the Cineflix class action. The settlement agreement provides for more than $1 million in benefits to pay employment standards entitlements (overtime pay, vacation pay, holiday pay) to employees and contractors who work or have worked at Cineflix in production, pre-production, and post-production since October 2016.
If you are a class member, you can sign up for more information on our class webpage here. This class webpage will be updated regularly over the coming months as more news becomes available.
Under the settlement agreement, Cineflix will set aside a minimum of $1 million to pay class members, and possibly sign a union collective agreement with CWA Canada and IATSE. This collective agreement would be a first in the industry. To read IATSE and CAW Canada’s joint statement on the matter, click here.
Many news outlets have reported on this proposed settlement, which is a huge victory to workers in the gig economy. Click below to read some of these reports: