Tellychakkar.com was the first to report about FWICE’s (The Federation of Western India Cine Employees) plan to go on a General Non-Cooperation and Strike from today.
Kamlesh Pandey, President, FWICE then told us: “Yes, it is true that a MOU was drafted and sent to the pertaining bodies, with a last date of 16 April mentioned to get to a consensus. However, we received no kind of acknowledgement or an understanding to come to the table and discuss things and sort out matters related to the new MOU. There is a huge degree of inflation with every passing year, and there has to be a good working condition given to our workers who toil every day for nearly 18-19 hours. With the Federation getting no response from the bodies, we are now forced to go in for a General Non-Cooperation and Strike from 6 May. During this tenure, our workers will not participate in any work; but we will not stop the functioning of shows. If the concerned parties can proceed with their own men and continue shoot, they can easily do so.”
But now we have learnt that the strike has been called off.
As per sources, last night the FWICE members and producers met and discussed on the impact of the strike. Later, the producers agreed to most of the demands and decided to form a committee and work on common grounds.
This committee will have equal number of members from both the parties. The new MoU will now be signed by 20 June and till then the shoot will continue normally.
Kamlesh said in confirmation, “The producers have agreed on most of our demands and thus we called off the strike. We understand that nobody benefits with a strike but we had no other option.”
Above is the letter of the latest development.