The Film Employees Federation of South India (FEFSI) said on Thursday that it did not have any problems with the producers in Tamilnadu. In a press release they said that we have no problems with producers.
'We have the Tamil Film Producers Council here to discuss our problems. Why should we sit and discuss our issues on a common platform which has representatives from all south Indian languages,' said the office-bearers of FEFSI.
In a statement, FEFSI secretary G Siva said, 'We have never demanded 100 per cent or 200 per cent hike from the producers. The decision will only spoil the relationship between workers and producers in the State.'
In an unprecedented move, representatives of producers from four South Indian film industries-- Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam – have decided to stop the shooting of all new films commencing from 7 September.
The decision was taken in Chennai a few days ago, after the negotiations between the producers and the Film Employees’ Federation of South India (FEFSI), reportedly demanding a salary hike of 50 to 100 per cent, broke down.