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Local 293 Signs CBA with Burlington New Millennium Orchestra


Local 293 (Hamilton, ON) signed a new collective bargaining agreement with the Burlington New Millennium Orchestra (BNMO), a 30-piece contemporary chamber orchestra. This unique group presents high caliber concerts in Burlington, Ontario, which frequently feature gifted performing artists from local, national, and international arts communities. Focused on nonclassical repertoire, the orchestra fosters collaborations with local arts groups and engages young audiences through outreach programming.

Led by arranger, music director, and conductor Charles Cozens, a member of Locals 293 and 149 (Toronto, ON), the genre-crossing BNMO performs pop, Broadway, jazz, rock, and world music and also uses some electronic instruments. It performs regularly at the Burlington Performing Arts Centre. All BNMO musicians are members of Local 293. The agreement represents the first new orchestral collective bargaining agreement for the local in decades.

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