As announced by President RK Selvamani, members of FEFSI (Film Employees Federation of South India) have agreed to participate in the strike against TFPC’s decision of cutting down the already agreed wages for the film employees.
The strike is officially commencing today (August 1) and according to FEFSI, they will not cooperate for film shoots until TFPC agrees for the earlier agreed remuneration for film workers.
On Monday(July 31), office bearers of TFPC met to discuss FEFSI’s strike and while interacting with the media, Vice President Prakash Raj said: “We never said that TFPC will not be working with the members of FEFSI. What we really say is that producers have the liberty to fix the number of workers they want for the film shoot and the payment will be fixed only by TFPC”.
“Just like GST and ticket price, there are few inevitable changes in terms of remuneration of the workers and we only expect FEFSI to agree”, said Prakash Raj, who also assured that the film shoots will not be affected by FEFSI’s strike as Cinematographers Association and Nadigar Sangam have extended their support to TFPC.