Bollywood back to work

posted by danpetitpas on October 10, 2008 at 3:54 pm

Indian directors, actors and crew members were back at work this past Monday after bringing Bollywood to a standstill for three days last week while striking to protest pay and working conditions.

Members of the Federation of Western India CIne Employees said they were being required to work up to 30 straight hours, were having to wait up to six months for pay, if they received any money at all, and were being passed over for non-union workers.

The studios promised to keep to a 12-hour day, pay wages promptly and hire only union members.

Read more at the Financial Times, Reuters and AFP.

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