Finally, some good news for avid television viewers. Now, you will not be forced to watch the repeat telecast of your favourite serials, as the industry workers have called of their strike.
“All the disputes between workers and producers have been settled and we are signing an agreement,” Vice President of Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) Shushma Shiromani told PTI.
Confirming an end to the 10-day stand-off between workers and producers, Federation of Western Cine Employees (FWICE) chief Dharmesh Tiwari said that the agreement details would be revealed later.
In the backdrop of the dispute between TV workers and the producers, producers and broadcasters met up to reach a consensus, following which the strike was called off. FWICE had called for the strike, demanding higher wages, better work conditions and more breaks between shoots.
The strike impacted television serials and forced channels to begin repeat telecasts from November 10.
There’s great news for all the soap addicts, the deadlock between television workers and broadcasters has finally been broken.
Workers have won this round with producers and broadcasters. They will be given a 7.5 per cent raise that they were demanding.
Over 350 entertainment channels, regional and national, went off air, all were showing repeat episodes for the past 10 days. The strike was a result of a battle between television producers and the workers association in Mumbai.
The workers wanted a hike in payment and went on strike when their demand was not met.