RE: KAMLOOPS SYMPHONY ORCHESTRA 2018-2019 SEASON
May 23, 2018
Dear AFM Members,
Please be advised the Vancouver Musicians’ Association (VMA) does not have an agreement in place with the Kamloops Symphony Society (KSS) for the Kamloops Orchestra Symphony (KSO) 2018-19 Season. Preparations are underway to negotiate a collective agreement covering working terms and conditions with the KSS. Meanwhile, we are requesting all VMA musicians to refrain from signing any engagement contract with the KSS that does not conform to the Tariff of Fees or until a member ratified collective agreement is in place. Please note the following applicable bylaws:
Article 5 Section 27(a)
All AFM members, by virtue of their membership, authorize the AFM and its Locals to act as their exclusive bargaining representative with full and exclusive power to execute agreements with employers governing terms and conditions of employment. The AFM, by entering into CBAs, does so for the benefit of all AFM members, and each member is bound by the CBA’s terms.
24 MINIMUM RATES
(1) No member shall work, agree to work or solicit other members or non-members to work on an engagement for less than the minimum compensation applicable to the engagements, as set out in the Tariff, unless permission is obtained in advance from the Board.
KSO Musicians, PLEASE hold the following applicable meeting dates in your calendars:
VANCOUVER: May 31, 11:00 am and June 2 1:00 pm at the VMA Office 100-925 W.8th Avenue, Vancouver
Vernon: June 4th 11:00 am VENUE TBD.
Secretary and Business Agent Dusty Kelly
Vancouver Musicians Association, Local 145 of the AFM
Suite 100 – 925 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1E4
Toll Free in Canada: 1-800-644-2899