RBN Web Desk: Om Namah Shivay, Seema Rekha, and several other popular Bengali serials have been affected because of the strike called by the television industry technicians. Sources in the industry revealed that shooting of almost all fiction shows have stopped.
A meeting of the producers’ guild to resolve the impasse was slated to be held today. The meeting, according to a senior office bearer of the organisation, didn’t happen and will be held tomorrow. Technicians are demanding more wages which is the main issue in their ceasework, the office bearer said, sounding hopeful that a solution will emerge soon.
The federation of technicians had earlier alleged to the media that producers increase the shooting time of fiction shows on various pretexts. They have to work beyond their shifts, and in most cases, overtime payment is denied. They had suggested to start shooting as early as possible in the morning so that work can be wrapped up within a reasonable time rather than stretching it late into the night.