Bollywood strike over in India
Two days after Bollywood workers went on strike Wednesday, a deal was reached achieving higher pay and better working conditions.
According to Bollywood Unions, some of the problems included excessive work days and lack of compensation for work, the BBC news reported.
In some cases, workers complained they had not received pay for up to six months of work. Others say that filming of movies would extend past 30 hours.
All of these are violations of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was drafted a year earlier. The MoU ensures certain benefits to Bollywood workers, such as a 15% guaranteed pay increase to workers each year. There have been controversies surrounding the MoU since its signing.
After just four hours of talking on the phone with producers, Dinesh Chaturvedithe, the head of the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FIWCE), said the problem was solved and the strike was over, Yahoo News reported.