The ‘Indian Motion Pictures Producers’ Association’ (IMPPA), the ‘Indian Film & Television Producers Council’ (IFTPC), the ‘Western India Film Producers’ Association’ (WIFPA), the ‘Association of Advertising Producers’ (ASAP), and the ‘Akhil Bhartiya Marathi Chitrapat Mahamandal’ (ABMCM) have all come together to form the ‘Media and Entertainment Producers Coordination Committee’ (MEPCC) – to fight against bullying tactics of trade unions.
They’ve constituted an action group to ensure that the ‘Competition Commission of India’ (CCI) and the ‘Labour Commissioner”s directives are followed.
Trade unions are prohibited from insisting on member-to-member working, according to the ‘CCI’ and the ‘Labour Commissioner.’ The ‘Labour Commissioner’ has removed the restriction that producers use only their members, which used to be imposed by trade unions in the film industry. It also forbids the union’s vigilance officers from visiting the sets under any circumstances.
The ‘MEPCC’ has agreed to provide full safety and security to all entertainment content producers. Producers may now operate without fear, knowing that if there is any interruption or shooting by trade unions, they will be fully protected by the state government and the police department.
To counteract unfair labour practises and extortion by trade unions, the ‘MEPCC’ has also decided to develop a new technique of recruiting and selection of personnel.