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MACTA reaches solution

By: Settu Shankar
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
The Malayalam Cine Technicians' Association Federation (MACTA) has called off its strike after the Producers Association accepted most of its demands. The latter's demands have been accepted. The demand for a salary hike for unit members and drivers in the Malayalam film industry has been accepted.

This decision was taken in a meeting held at Kochi recently. Almost all leading personalities from both the associations including Kamal, Joshy, K Madhu, Ranjit Panikkar, Kreedom Unni, B. Unnikrishnan and Lal Jose were attended the meeting. Later MACTA Chairman Vinayan and Producers Association secretary Kreedom Unni jointly met the press and briefed the decisions taken in the meeting.

According to them, the drivers will get an additional pay Rs. 200 per day while the unit members would get a hike of Rs.100 per day. The representatives of both the associations have agreed not to hold only the director responsible for a films failure except when he overshoots the budget of the movie. The success of the film would also be on the head of the producers and production controllers of the movie.

After this meeting, both the representatives jointly announced that all the issues were disposed of in the meeting. The Malayalam film industry is set to return to the normal now.

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