Contract restricts job duties on production set

Directors performing above and beyond job requirements
|Canadian Labour Reporter|Last Updated: 10/20/2014

The job you were hired to do is the only job you are required to do, one production company in Nova Scotia was told by an arbitrator.

The Directors Guild of Canada filed a grievance when a production company, Haven 3 Productions, adopted the practice of requiring assistant directors to handle the payments made to background performers or "extras."

The directors union argued the task of handling cash payments and issuing and signing cheques did not fall within the job duties and responsibilities of assistant directors.