CINTAA Meets Labour Commissioner To Ensure Enforcement Of Actor Rights.
Members of the Cine & TV Artistes Association (CINTAA) meet with Additional Commissioner of Labour Shirin S Lokhande and Secretary Vinita Ved Singhal in Mumbai on January 18.
CINTAA's officials discussed the impact of the third wave of COVID-19 in India on actors’ shooting schedules. CINTAA dignitaries including Joint Secretary Sanjay Bhatia, CEO Satish Vasan, and Executive Committee Member Hetal Parmar raised issues such as enforcing actor rights and other concerns.
Briefly, the following points were discussed and resolved: Actors working for more than seven days a month should be brought under contract, and they should be paid within thirty days of the shoot. Children should not work more than eight hours a day or at night, and there should be appropriate guidelines in this regard. Contract copies of the actors should be given to the actors at the earliest. Women and child actors should have pickup and drop from their homes in case of odd shooting hours. Non-payment issues are being investigated by an official from the Additional Commissioner’s office who will submit a report to all parties involved.