As individuals, we believe every human being working in the film industry has a right to enjoy a life outside of their work, including family, friendships and sleep.
As managers, we believe that while occasional long days can be an acceptable part of our work, repeated excessive shifts and frequent insufficient turnarounds are not.
As crafts-people and technicians, it is our responsibility to initiate discussions about these concerns and to look out for the well-being of everyone on our sets.
As human beings, we believe that every person’s health, safety and life is worth more than any product we can produce while jeopardizing same.
As an organization, our responsibilities include developing and disbursing educational materials to promote these basic rules of humane and responsible filmmaking.
#1 No more than 12 hours of Work
#2 No less than 12 hours of Turnaround
#3 No more than 6 hours between Meals
A victory for 12on12off, crew members, and all those who have been fighting to have the industry-wide health and safety issue of chronic long hours officially acknowledged --- the Long Hours Resolution was adopted by the 67th Quadrennial IATSE Convention, the 805 delegates in attendance passed the resolution unanimously.
Purchasing a 12on12off HAT to wear on the set will be an effective reminder for this call to action that the resolution represents. We need to keep our Union accountable and committed to a solution.
A 12on12off hat can be ordered HERE
The complete resolution can be read in the 12on12off BLOG
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