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The Shaw Festival and IATSE, Local 461 Facilities Reach Tentative Agreement

Media Release #6

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, March 19, 2010 …The Shaw Festival and IATSE Local 461 are pleased to announce that, after a marathon bargaining session, the parties have reached a tentative agreement for the terms of a first collective agreement for the Festival’s Facilities Department, and tentative renewal agreements for the Production and Audience Sales and Services Departments.

The tentative agreements will be voted on by the bargaining units shortly.  IATSE Local 461 and its bargaining team is recommending the ratification of all three tentative agreements.

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In the spirit of George Bernard Shaw, the Shaw Festival provokes the mind and stirs the soul through a theatre experience so compelling that, year after year, ever-broadening groups of artists, audiences and supporters are drawn to our work in Niagara-on-the-Lake and beyond.

Please visit our website at www.shawfest.com/news for other Shaw Festival media releases. For more information, or to download images from our image bank to accompany this release, members of the media may contact:

Odette Yazbeck
Public Relations Director
(905) 468-2153 or 1-800-657-1106 ext. 2222
odette@shawfest.com

Jenniffer Anand
Public Relations Coordinator
(905) 468-2153 or 1-800-657-1106 ext. 2224
janand@shawfest.com

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