Telugu light men doing strike about the daily wages

Cassette Srinu, Narayana Goud and Eswar Reddy that are President, General Secretary and Treasurer respects for the Telugu Cinema and a outdoor lightmen union has called for strike from yesterday. All most all the daily wage workers of Tollywood are participating in the strike. The production of at least 10 films stopped as the workers did not attend the studios and outdoor schedules.

The workers participated in the strike in large numbers. “We will not resume work till the industry concedes to our demands, which include at least 30% increase in wages of different workers” said association leader Vallabhaneni Anil.

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He said that the cine workers get paltry wages, ranging from ₹500 to ₹1800 per day without any specific timings. “The wages are decided as per the rate cards which were finalised almost three years ago. Though the wages are supposed to be revised every year, it has not been done on the pretext of Covid-19 pandemic,” he said.

In view of this producers council conducted an emergency meeting yesterday. So After the meeting the producers council president C. Kalyan said that “We need to take a collective decision, as it pertains to the entire industry. It is not proper to stop shootings”. The president continued “The previous agreement signed with the cine workers was valid up to May 2023. Yet, they have gone on strike. We want them to resume shootings from Thursday, if they are really sincere about their wage revision”. 

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