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Film, TV workers' stir from Wednesday

india Updated: Sep 30, 2008 22:49 IST
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Film and television shooting is likely to be affected from tomorrow with the cine workers deciding to launch an indefinite "non-cooperation" movement to protest "inadequate and delayed payment of wages".

Dharmesh Tiwari, Secretary, Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE), said 22 unions covering all crafts of the film and TV business will participate in the agitation.

"It is not a strike. We will be present at the shootings, but refuse to work," he said.

FWICE comprises nearly two lakh members of the 22 unions, including actors, writers, music composers, spotboys, lightmen and cameramen.

Tiwari said producers often do not honour the MoU signed between them and FWICE on wage contract of the workers.

"Things have become worse since the last one month. Our talks with the producers failed as they were demanding some more time to discuss the issue. Situation in the television industry is worse and is affecting actors and technicians," he said.