Ernie Schirru is a lawyer and partner in the labour law and employment law practice groups at Koskie Minsky LLP. In his representation of employees and unions in all industries and sectors, he also serves as Canadian general counsel to the International Alliance of Stage and Theatrical Workers (IATSE). He is also counsel to a number of IATSE’s stage and film locals in Ontario as well. Ernie is a proud honourary gold card member of IATSE Local 58 – the Toronto stage local. Ernie received his BA degree in Labour Studies & Politics form Brock University and his LLB degree from Osgoode Hall Law School and has been practicing law since 2003.