Nearly 300 each day wage employees halted work on OTT show Dharavi Bank following unpaid dues of virtually a month, Ashok Dubey, General Secretary, Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) mentioned on Wednesday. Dubey informed that the employees have been constructing the set of the Zee Studios backed collection Dharavi Bank, starring Vivek Oberoi and Suniel Shetty, on the movie metropolis in suburban Goregaon. The work got here to a halt on Tuesday afternoon. More than Rs 50 lakhs unpaid wages are but to be cleared by the manufacturing home, Dubey claimed. The show will stream on MX Player.
Says Dubey, ”Nearly 300 employees are struggling due to a problem between the artwork director and the manufacturing home, Zee Studios. The employees have not been paid for nearly a month now and lastly stopped working yesterday. When I spoke to the manufacturing home, the consultant knowledgeable me that they received the invoice (from the artwork director) solely yesterday, so they will not give you the option to instantly switch the cash to the employees. The estimate pending fee is greater than Rs 50 lakhs.
The employees are a part of the Film Studios Setting and Allied Majdoor Union. According to Dubey, earlier the funds of employees would come to the union, which might then switch to them. ”But as per the commerce union pointers, the employees at the moment are required to be paid instantly, which generally causes the problem. ”Production homes do not have their particulars, account quantity… The employees additionally preserve altering. This is an enormous set, so it got here out within the open in any other case employees are dealing with these issues frequently.”
Dubey mentioned Zee Studios has assured that the fee can be made, though with some delay. ”The manufacturing home mentioned, since they do not have particulars of all employees, they may instantly pay the union, which then will switch the funds. They aren’t denying that they will not pay,” he added. According to Zee Studios spokesperson there may be ”no query of fee delays”.
”The undeniable fact that there wasn’t any self-discipline of documentation from the crew employed. We truly raised the problems to the union and have informed them to step in to shut this subject. The pay-outs aren’t held up due to any wilful delay from Zee Studios,” the assertion learn.
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