The strike has been called off as the demands were discussed...
While the whole industry was waiting to know what eventually happens to Salman Khan at the final hearing of his 2002 hit and run case, Cine Employers' strike was getting discussed. FWICE (Federation of Western India Cine Employees) had called for an indefinite strike starting today demanding a hike in salary among many other perks. The producer bodies were not ready to give in to their demands. But seems a consensus has been reached. The producer bodies and FWICE set for a meeting to resolve issues and it seems all is well as of now. Hence, the strike was called off.
In the meeting, the wages were discussed and a decision was taken on the same. They also discussed on other issues such as payment of One Shift for film/television Shoots scheduled anywhere in India, even for shoots outside Mumbai, Non Stoppage of Shooting for any reason whatsoever by FWICE or its affiliates and many others points were discussed and agreed upon and will be added in the New Memorandum of Understanding (MoU).
The press release sent reads, "It was also decided that a Joint Sub Committee comprising of 3-4 representatives each from Producers Bodies and FWICE to be constituted which will discuss all other issues pertaining to the New MoU and submit the New MoU as mutually agreed and decided by both Producers Bodies and FWICE to the Empowered Committee. The New MoU will be signed latest by 20th June, 2015 with a grace period of one additional week. The wage increment mutually agreed by Producers Bodies and FWICE will be applicable on the current wages of members of Allied Mazdoor Union, Junior Artists Association and Fighters. For the other crafts which fall under contractual agreements between workers and producers, the base rate for these affiliate members will be decided by the Joint Sub Committee of FWICE and Producers Bodies. The terms and conditions of MoU including wage revision will be applicable from the date of signing of MoU."
Well, all's well if it ends well.
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