FWICE (Federation of Western India Cine Employees) strike went on to second day at Film City.
The Federation of Western India Cine Employees have been demonstrating strike since Wednesday , 16th of August 2017 in front of the Main Office of the Film City , Goregaon East.
All workers on the film set and in Television Industry are taking part in the strike under the aegis of the Federation of Western India Cine Employees, which is been supported by 22 unions.
FWICE President Mr. B N Tiwari and General Secretary Dilip Pithwa are spotted at the venue. yesterday
The Mazdoor Union of the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) had called an indefinite strike, starting yesterday morning, demanding an increment in the workers’ salaries and an eight hour shift. The CEO of Indian Film and Television Producer Council (IFTPC), Mr Suresh Amin however said that the clash won’t affect the ongoing work in the studios of Mumbai.
As reported by India Express , Suresh Amin told “This is a clash amongst the workers and the union and we (the federation) are always the scapegoat. But today despite the strike, all the shoots around Mumbai have been happening without any issue.” He further added ” So the purpose is defeated. And once they call off the strike we can talk to them about it.”. I feel that the strike will fizzle out and will be called off soon,” Suresh Amin told indianexpress.com.
Though the Indian Film and Television Producer Council claimed that the work is running smoothly in Film City , yet few workers are continuing with their strike. Some workers already went back to their respective sets and started following their daily routine.
IFTP spokesperson told to Indian Express “Work is smoothly going on at every set, and that speaks for itself that the workers want to work and they are happy. Today’s workers are not the ones who will get scared easily or get mislead by false allegations, pressures and claims,” confirmed J D Majethia Co- Chairman IFTPC.