Telugu film industry personnel call off protest and seek dialogue

The 24 trades in the film industry have requested a raise of 45% . The issue of a wage hike for which they were laid off on Wednesday has yet to be resolved .

HYDERABAD (English): Following discussions with representatives of the Telugu Film Chamber of Commerce and the Telugu Film Producers Council, the Telugu film industry employees called off their strike on Thursday.The issue of a wage hike for which they were laid off on Wednesday has yet to be resolved.The 24 trades in the film industry have requested a raise of 45%, but the distributors aren't yet ready.With the strike affecting the production of up to 25 films on Wednesday, cinematography minister T Srinivas Yadav met with film industry representatives and asked them to find a compromise on the wage issue.

The makers, it seems, were steadfast on putting people back to work before the wage issue was resolved.On Friday, a coordination committee headed by producer Dil Raju will meet with the Telugu Film Employees Federation and producers at the film chamber to discuss the rate of the wage increase.We're urging film employees and employees to resume working starting Friday.Anil Kumar Vallabhaneni, a federation representative, said on Thursday that shootings would take place normally.

Whatever wages are set, the film chamber will hold a pledge to provide it to the workers until a definitive agreement is reached, according to Kalyan.A 30% wage increase is finalized every three years, but the federation sent a letter to the producers council on June 5 to revise it.The revision would also include 45% because the wage hike was postponed last year, they said.In the 24 trades, salaries range between Rs 1,200 and Rs 1,500 per day.

They can expect nothing more than 15 days of service, which employees argue is not enough.In addition, the Covid1-19 situation in the last two years has resulted in the absence of employment for at least 5,000 of the nearly 20,000 employees in Hyderabad.