Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) and members of 31 unions met Suresh Jadhav, Labor Commissioner, Maharashtra and Kailash Pagare, Managing Director, Film City Studios to apprise them of the problems being faced by them.
BN Tiwari, President, FWICE said, “It was a very fruitful meeting with Labor Commissioner Jadhavji and now we are hopeful that our workers who are currently facing many issues like working hours, payment issues, they will join FWIC. After this meeting, you will soon find yourself in a better position. This meeting was held at the Kamgar Bhawan office of the Labor Commissioner, Bandra East.
Tiwari said that employees of all departments are not getting paid on time and complaints have also been received about short payment. He said, the role of FWICE is like a bridge between them and the manufacturers in resolving all the issues faced by the workers. He also said that FWICE and members of all its 31 unions have discussed the issues faced by them with the labor commissioner and hoped that all will be resolved soon.
The entertainment industry is gearing up for yet another uphill battle with the COVID-19 cases rising across the country. FWICE is grateful to the government and the municipality that the shooting of films and television serials and shows is continuing without any interruption. The reason is that there has been no change in the SOP for film and TV production.
Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) General Secretary Ashok Dubey and FWICE Treasurer Gangeshwar Lal Srivastava have said that we have asked the manufacturers to hire such workers who have been fully vaccinated and also the manufacturers of the sets. But ensure to follow the rules of Kovid-19 and only then provide nutritious food to the technicians. Shri Tiwari said that Maharashtra Labor Commissioner Suresh Jadhav has assured us that he will take better steps in the interest of the workers.