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Is the strike really over?

Last evening the strike was called off, but a new issue raised by one category of workers kicks-off yet another lull phase in television..Read on...

Published: Thursday,Nov 20, 2008 13:05 PM GMT-07:00
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Yesterday it was reported that the dispute between the Producers and Workers had been settled, and soon we will see fresh new episodes on television. But later in the evening, a new problem crept up where one category of workers refused to accept the wages offered to them as per the memorandum passed by the Federation.

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“Of the 22 categories of workers, all were happy with the mutual settlement except one category, consisting of Sound Recordists and Make-up artists. They want more hike in their pay structure,” says our khabroo.

They will resume shoot only if once their demands are fulfilled. “These people have refused to commence shoot until producers and channels execute their requirement. There is again a meeting called for today which will discuss this issue,” adds the source.

It’s been heard that they demanded of Rs. 2 lakh a month with additional comforts like bungalow and a car. “They already get a hefty amount and in the meeting last night, it was said that they will be getting a good amount of Rs. 60 and 80 thousand respectively. But they seem to be dissatisfied with this hike and they have told the producers to look in to their needs,” quips the source.

We called up Ratna Sinha, Producer, Chota Ganpati Creation, to confirm this and she says, “Yes there is some problem with the sound and boom category and later today, we will all have a meeting for the same.”

So have the shoots not resumed? “We are not shooting today as this matter has to be resolved first”, says Ratna. 

Rajan Shahi, Producer of the show Bidaai also averred, “There is some confusion, but things will get resolved by today.”

Rajesh Chaddha, Supervising Producer, BAG Films confirms, "Strike is still on, as this issue has to get resolved".

Hope this on and off tiff between the workers and producers ends soon…

Reporter and Author: Rachana Trivedi
 



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palak_dmg
palak_dmg 13 years ago Oh God
Plz stop this strike we wanna see are fav shows
plzz stpo
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zszs
zszs 13 years ago are you joking me??? i hope they sort this out quickly.
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angels_eyes
angels_eyes 13 years ago you got to be kidding
let them solve all the issues asap
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Rita Shah
Rita Shah 13 years ago u know the prob the workers get treated shit for what they do. just because they are workers they prob shud get paid accordingly. once this is sorted out u wont remeber it.

i say let this get sorted once and for all....at least dey will do their work good!
Agree with this comment. To survive in Mumbai isn''t a joke. All this prople are human have family and need money just like all of us and needed to be treated like human. So what few more days, watching some old episodes? Yes! this needs to short out quick but not letting your right go off. please work accordingly and call this strike off.
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ksg_sista
ksg_sista 13 years ago wht d hell is this?????????wht the workers think koi mazak chal rha hai kia??? if we need them they also need us???/
comon yar 2 weeks hochuke hain there is no DMG FRESH EPI WE CANT WAIT FURTHER PLZZZ SOUGHT IT OUT YAAR

ARMAAN DEWANII
KARAN SINGH GROVER ROCKIN
DMG ROKCIN
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MoNayaHolicPrag
MoNayaHolicPrag 13 years ago oh godddddddddddddddddd
plss stoip the strike we wanna see are fav serials and shows
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megha.bhagat050
megha.bhagat050 13 years ago What the hell.. What do these workers think about themselves... Y they r demanding so much like stars... Cant they be satisfied in wat they r earning... I request u people to plz sort out this issue... And plz let us know that till when is it expected for the stike to get over...
Oh PLZZ PLZZ lsten to us... Its tooooo much now... @weeks have past... Not more plzzz...
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sanahbutt
sanahbutt 13 years ago u know the prob the workers get treated shit for what they do. just because they are workers they prob shud get paid accordingly. once this is sorted out u wont remeber it.

i say let this get sorted once and for all....at least dey will do their work good!
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moon27
moon27 13 years ago these workers are mega jerks........wats their problem man....
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adoremevirgo
adoremevirgo 13 years ago strike not off yet????? damn frustrating....these workers think they can make any unreasonable demands and get away with them
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