Michael Cassel Group and ICMEAA come to new negotiations for First Nations employees

Today it was announced that Michael Cassel Group and the ICMEAA (Indigenous Committee, Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance) took a fantastic step forward for the industry by negotiating new changes in the MGC Enterprise Bargain Agreement.

These changes include 10 days paid cultural leave and cultural consultants aimed at First Nations employees.

In a post to social media, the MEAA celebrated the negotiation:

Congratulations to Michael Cassel Group on being industry leaders in cultural competency. Foundational changes have been agreed to in the MGC EBA around Cultural Leave and the definition for a Cultural Consultant particularly aimed at First Nations employees. MEAA as a whole is proud to support these pioneering changes.

It is hoped that these arrangements set a new precedent that all industry leaders will follow.

Gabi Bergman

Gabi Bergman is a Melbourne-based performer and educator, and is the current Deputy Editor-in-Chief of AussieTheatre.com. She holds a Double Arts degree in Theatre Studies and Film/Screen Studies and a Master of Teaching (Secondary Education). Gabi has always been an avid lover of theatre, specifically musicals, and spends way too much money than she’d like to admit on tickets. Her most prized possession is her crate of theatre programs.

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