Bollywood workers’ strike ends; terms and conditions met

(Story Updated: 3 October, 2008, 09.55 pm)

MUMBAI: The three day long Bollywood workers’ strike has been called off.

The Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) along with Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPAA), Association of Motion Pictures & TV Programme Producers (AMPTPP) and the Film and Television Producers Guild of India met today to discuss the needs of the workers in order to end the non-cooperation movement.

The Letter of Understanding that was submitted has been reviewed and signed. All the terms and conditions have been mutually agreed upon.

"As soon as the papers are signed, work will resume," said FWICE senior vice president Madan Prakash.

"The conditions that we had mentioned earlier in the MoU is what needed to be honoured. We didn’t ask for anything else. Just the basic things like honouring payments, giving the workers a break and so on needs to be agreed and honoured," adds Association of Cine and TV Art Directors (ACTAD) senior vice president Naveen Shetty.

Bollywood workers went on an indefinite strike on 1 October due to irregular payment structure and the hiring of non-union members.

(With inputs from SANJAY RAM)