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TV industry workers' strike called off

india Updated: Nov 19, 2008 16:16 IST
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Millions of TV viewers forced to watch repeat telecast of their favourite serials won't need to do so anymore after industry workers on Wednesday 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 "agreement details would be revealed later".

In the backdrop of the dispute between TV workers and the producers, producers and broadcasters met in Mumbai 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.