Bollywood strike ends

Most worker demands met, union head says

NEW DELHI -- A strike by more than 100,000 Bollywood technicians and artists was called off late Friday after an agreement was reached between the Federation of Western India Cine Employees and the Association of Motion Picture and TV Programme Producers.

The strike began Thursday, bringing Bollywood productions and TV shoots to a halt after FWICE said it was protesting against low wages, late payments and the employment of nonunion members.

"(AMPTVPP) have agreed to almost all our demands, and from Saturday, workers will go back to work," said FWICE general secretary Dinesh Tiwari adding that a fresh agreement has also been signed between both parties.

FWICE represents 22 unions representing various industry professionals such as technicians, writers, junior actors and others.