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...

Thursday, November 20, 2008 | 1:05:11 PM IST (+05:30 GMT)   |  Copyright: india-forums.com  |  Comments 60 Comments  |  7655 Views


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.

“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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  • Posted on: 21 November 2008 at 11:07pmpalak_dmg

    strike

    Oh God
    Plz stop this strike we wanna see are fav shows
    plzz stpo

  • Posted on: 21 November 2008 at 1:03pmzszs

    are you joking me??? i hope they sort this out quickly.

  • Posted on: 21 November 2008 at 9:38amangels_eyes

    you got to be kidding
    let them solve all the issues asap

  • Posted on: 21 November 2008 at 7:52amksg_sista

    ..........................

    MAZAK HAI KIA
    WOKERS K PAPA KA GHR TO HAI NAHIN K JO CHAYE MANG LO NAHIN MILLY TO STRIKE PE CHALY JAO !!!!!!!! WHT D BLUDDY....................
    BUS BHT HOGYA

    ARMAAN DWEWANII
    KARAN SINGH GROVER ROCKIN
    DMG ROCKIN

  • Posted on: 21 November 2008 at 7:52amksg_sista

    MAZAK HAI KIA
    WOKERS K PAPA KA GHR TO HAI NAHIN K JO CHAYE MANG LO NAHIN MILLY TO STRIKE PE CHALY JAO !!!!!!!! WHT D BLUDDY....................
    BUS BHT HOGYA

    ARMAAN DWEWANII
    KARAN SINGH GROVER ROCKIN
    DMG ROCKIN

  • Posted on: 21 November 2008 at 7:50amRita Shah

    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.

  • Posted on: 21 November 2008 at 7:49amksg_sista

    HAD HOTI HAI KISI CHEZ KI BHI KAB TAK OR INTIZAR KOI NAHIN JANTA
    YAAR PLZZ DO SOMTHING WE CANT WAIT FURTHER MATLAB CHIYE KIA UNHAIN UN K PAPA K NOKAR NAHIN HAI JO CHAY MANG LO NAHIN TO STRIKE PE JAO WHT THE .....................????????
    MAZAK SAMJHA WA HIA N NOTHING

    ARMAAN DEWANII

  • Posted on: 21 November 2008 at 7:45amksg_sista

    wht d hell

    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

  • Posted on: 21 November 2008 at 3:38amMoNayaHolicPrag

    oh godddddddddddddddddd
    plss stoip the strike we wanna see are fav serials and shows

  • Posted on: 21 November 2008 at 3:22ammegha.bhagat050

    Strike

    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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