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'Survivor' Editors End Strike Over Union Contract

Talks are scheduled for Friday

SURVIVOR: CAGAYAN EXCLUSIVE - H 2014
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The Survivor postproduction crew is headed back to work after a brief strike.

Mark Burnett’s Island Post Productions Inc. agreed to give the crew union recognition, the Motion Picture Editors Guild announced Wednesday.

"Contract talks have been scheduled for Friday. In the meantime, our strike action has been suspended, and Survivor post-production employees will return to their jobs on Thursday," the Guild announced on its Facebook page Wednesday night. "Our picket line will stand down until further notice. Please do not report for picket duty tomorrow. Kudos to the crew of Survivor for their resolve they showed today and this important victory."

Postproduction work stopped earlier Wednesday, one day after the Emmy-nominated team said it would seek to obtain a union contract with health and retirement benefits.

Season 29 of Survivor is scheduled to premiere on Sept. 24.