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Due to the second wave of the Corona epidemic, the shooting of films and television has been halted for the time being. Now on Monday, the Federation of Western India Cine Employees (FWICE) has written a letter to Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray. In this letter, FWICE has sought permission from the CM to resume work in the Media and Entertainment (M&E) industry.
Millions of daily wage workers have been unemployed for the last year and a half
FWICE wrote in the letter, “We have sent you several letters in the past to resume work in the M&E industry. However, till now we have not received any response from your office and also no decision on our requests. Not taken. Sir, we want to tell you that there are millions of artists, workers and technicians who have been unemployed for the last year and a half. And the only source of income for them is the M&E industry. This industry provides work to millions of people, So that they are able to earn daily roti for their family. However, the lockdown of the industry is having the most impact on the lives of these daily wage workers. Those who have no other source of income and they are completely It is dependent on the work of the industry.
Industry’s economy will be hit hard by another lockdown
FWICE further wrote in the letter, “If the lockdown announces for another 15 days, it will actually shock the artists, workers and technicians and the industry’s economy. Not only the workers but the producers are already Badly affected by huge investments. The Producers made this investment on ongoing projects which have been stalled due to the unfortunate lockdown. Being the mother body of 32 different crafts of Artists, Workers and Technicians of the Industry, our members have many Calls come in. In all these calls people request that work in the industry be resumed.”
Grant permission to resume work in the industry
FWICE wrote, “Sir, we request you to kindly grant us a special permission to resume the work of M&E industry. So that these lakhs of daily wage workers are allowed to live their lives and help themselves in this most difficult time. To be able to live with the family. We ensure that all guidelines and SOPs issued by the government for the M&E industry will be strictly followed when work resumes. “
All necessary precautions will be taken at work location
FWICE wrote, “FWICE and the Coordinating Committee assure you that all government rules and regulations will be followed by every crew member and all necessary precautions will be taken at each work location. We in the M&E industry Will wait for your permission to resume work.” In this letter, the signatures of FWICE Chief Advisor Ashok Pandit, President BN Tiwari, Chief Advisor Sharad Shelar, General Secretary Ashok Dubey and Treasurer Gangeshwar Srivastava are present.