The tension between Indian Motion Picture Producers’ Association (IMPPA) and Federation of Western Indian Cine Employees (FWICE) still remain the same.
TP Agarwal, the president of IMPPA pens down a letter to (FWICE) for their false representation to the State and Central governments that they were the only federation controlling the workers, technicians, and artiste associations in Western India.
The letter even denies FWICE’s claim of representing five lakh workers. A statement from the letter states, “In actual fact, the number of cine workers in your affiliates is actually less than 50,000.”
The letter reminded FWICE about their illegal acts of imposing fines on non-members and halting shoots. FWICE was ignoring the orders of the Competition Commission of India, also stated the letter
The letter is aimed to remind FWICE about how they cannot use strong arm tactics against any producers of any kind of content. The letter also stated that they should work jointly for the survival of the industry without bothering about membership of associations or minimum wage agreements. IMPPA even urged FWICE to come clean about the details of its affiliate members and the restrictions imposed by the CCI.