Film industry employees have announced a indefinite strike starting 7th April (Saturday) to protest against the delays in discussion with the Labour Welfare Board to settle the wages as well as to protest against the inaction by the Producers’ Council to settle the raging issue of wages.
In a joint statement signed by the president, secretary and treasurer of FEFSI, it has said that as no headway was made in the tasks in the wages issue between FEFSI and the Producers’ Council, the Labour Welfare Board called for a tripartitite talks between FEFSI, the Board and the Produers’ Council. “The Board fetched a good enough deal which wasn’t agreed to in its entirety by the Council.
“None of the representatives of the Council turned up for the latest round of talks. They have also announced that they would float a new Employees’ Union and have started the preparatory work on it. In order to condemn the measures of the Council and keeping in view the future of 23,000 employees in this field, it has been decided not to offer any cooperation to any film producers in editing and dubbing work.
“It is appealed to produers who are shooting in other States and countries to wrap up all their shooting schedules in 3 days’ time. We also declare to take our non-violent struggle to its logical end in order to achieve our goal of providing a decent life to the 23,000 employess whose very existence and lives are at stake,” the statement said.