A unanimous decision to issue a press release was taken jointly in a virtual zoom meeting held on 22nd June 2020 at 12 noon by Federation of Western India Cine Employees –FWICE & Cine & TV Artistes’ Association -CINTAA
Meeting was attended by:
Shri B N Tiwari President – FWICE
Shri Gangeshwar Srivastav Treasurer – FWICE
Shri Manoj Joshi Sr Vice President – CINTAA
Shri Amit Behl Sr Joint Secretary – CINTAA
Ms Rajeshwari Sachdev Joint Secretary – CINTAA
Shri Rashid Mehta EC Member – CINTAA
Shri Sanjay Bhatia EC Member – CINTAA
Shri Ayub Khan EC Member – CINTAA
The decision to come out with a press release had to be taken as many of the grievances on working conditions/ payment terms/ duty hours which were submitted to the Producers association through series of joint meetings and communications earlier did not result in any positive reverts from them. There is still uncertainty looming large.
Though we have always assured our best support to them they have not taken our concurrence on many issues resulting in lack of clarity and confusions. Many producers are taking unilateral steps of calling our members for shoot, this has only created a feeling of unrest and misguidance amongst the members, even before resumptions of shoot.
FWICE and CINTAA which has scores of members enrolled in the cadres of Actors, Technicians & Workers need immediate changes implemented in the working system/payment terms before any resumption of shoots.
Post COVID-19 the working system would change for all with probable health challenges and drop in immunity levels hence it is all the more important that all our concerns are suitably addressed.
It is highly regretted to note that even after the strict directives issued by the I & B ministry to all the producers to clear the outstanding dues of the actors, workers and technicians pending prior to the announcement of the lockdown by the Government amidst the COVID-19 Pandemic, the Producers have still not cleared the outstanding dues of our members. All the outstanding dues of our members should be cleared prior to the resumption of the shootings.
Shift hours. Strictly to be 8 hours per day.
#Payments to daily paid actors/ technicians/ workers has to be settledv end of the day.
#All contractual employees have to be paid in 30 days.
#Conveyance has to be settled end of the dayv
#Mandatory weekly holiday
#Adherence to stringent health and safety protocols as per directives ofv the Government.
#Insurance: Healthv & Life Insurance with Covid-19 specific coverage. We demand a 50-lac cover for actors / workers /technicians who succumb to death.
#No pay cuts/discounts will be agreed by Actors/ workers /techniciansv post resuming to work.
#No actor/ technicians/ workers would be replaced for refusing givingv discounts on their emoluments.
#Deployment of a well-equipped ambulance along with a Paramedicalv staff (Nurse) and a Doctor at the location
#All the above-mentioned issues have to be resolved first so that there is complete clarity to all, be it actors/ workers or technicians.
No one can risk the lives of human resources and for us at FWICE AND CINTAA certainly not.
Shri B N Tiwari-Presiden FWICE
Shri Vikram Gokhle-Honorary President CINTAA
Shri Ashok Dubey -Gen. Secretary FWICE
Shri Manoj Joshi -Honorary Sr. Vice-President CINTAA
Shri Gangeshwar Srivastav-Treasurer FWICE
Shri Darshan Jariwalla-Honorary Vice President CINTAA
Shri Amit Behl -Honorary Sr. Jt Secretary & Chairman -Outreach Committee CINTAA
Ms. Rajeshwari Sachdev – Honorary Joint Secretary CINTAA
Shri Abhay Bhargava – Honorary Treasurer- CINTAA
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