In an important decision taken by the Tamil Film Producers’ Council, producers are now free to employ any technician, including those who are not associated with Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI). FEFSI is an organisation consisting of technicians from the Tamil film industry and is believed to have around 25,000 members.
The landmark decision was taken by the Producers’ Council headed by Vishal.
Speaking at the press meet, the Chairman of the Producers' Council Vishal said that the decision was taken unanimously.
The press note issued by the Producers’ Council read, “Producers are bound to pay their workers but a section of members of FEFSI are trying to demand unreasonable remuneration, which causes huge loss.”
It may be mentioned here that the Producers’ Council had unanimously agreed to this decision after the FEFSI workers stalled the shooting of a film that was being produced by RK Suresh’s Studio 9.
The producer had to incur huge losses due to the sudden strike as the FEFSI workers refused to co-operate until the transportation wages were paid. This incident triggered the current decision, say sources. While filmmakers have lauded this decision, FEFSI is yet to respond.
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