Mumbai: Television industry workers on Wednesday called off their strike in a relief to millions of TV viewers, who have been forced to watch repeat telecasts of their favourite serials.
"All the disputes between workers and producers have been settled and we are signing an agreement," said vice president of Indian Motion Picture Producers' Association (IMPPA) Shushma Shiromani.
Confirming an end to the 10-day stand-off between workers and producers, Federation of Western Cine Employees (FWICE) chief Dharmesh Tiwari said, "agreement details would be revealed later."
In the backdrop of the dispute between TV workers and producers, a consensus was reached on Wednesday when broadcasters and producers met here, following which the strike was called off.
FWICE had called for the strike, demanding higher wages, better work conditions and more breaks between shoots. The strike impacted television serials and forced channels to begin repeat telecasts from November 10.
On November 9, seven major broadcasters threatened a blackout of fresh programming as a collective response to the inability to bear the increased costs due to higher wages being paid to TV workers and technicians that have been thrust upon producers.
The channels asked FWICE and TV producers associations to resolve their differences, warning them of stopping commissioning any fresh episodes.