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26.10.2017

SAG-AFTRA Obtains International Support for Anti-Harassment Efforts - VARIETY/ Dave McNary

By Dave McNary

SAG-AFTRA has obtained a declaration from the International Federation of Actors urging the industry to work with unions to achieve workplaces that are free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

“We are very proud to author and sponsor this declaration,” said SAG-AFTRA president Gabrielle Carteris. “Sexual harassment and abuse is pervasive across nations and we are committed to working with our fellow FIA members to develop and implement educational and informational materials and best practices in this area. Working together we can help curtail this abuse now.”

The declaration was approved unanimously Thursday by the IFA’s executive committee at its meeting in Croatia. SAG-AFTRA is one of 87 member organizations. The issue has gained significant traction since the Oct. 5 publication of a New York Times story about allegations of sexual abuse by now-disgraced ex-mogul Harvey Weinstein — prompting dozens of women to come forward along with three criminal investigations. Reps for Weinstein have denied that any sexual relations were non-consensual.

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