Nearly 300 each day wage staff 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) stated on Wednesday. Dubey advised that the employees have been constructing the set of the Zee Studios backed sequence Dharavi Bank, starring Vivek Oberoi and Suniel Shetty, on the film 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 staff are struggling due to a problem between the artwork director and the manufacturing home, Zee Studios. The staff 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 acquired the invoice (from the artwork director) solely yesterday, so they will not give you the chance to instantly switch the money to the employees. The estimate pending fee is greater than Rs 50 lakhs.
The staff are a part of the Film Studios Setting and Allied Majdoor Union. According to Dubey, earlier the funds of staff 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 immediately, which typically causes the difficulty. ”Production homes do not have their particulars, account quantity… The staff additionally hold altering. This is an enormous set, so it got here out within the open in any other case staff are dealing with these issues frequently.”
Dubey stated Zee Studios has assured that the fee will likely be made, though with some delay. ”The manufacturing home stated, since they do not have particulars of all staff, they could immediately 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 advised 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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