The Kannada Film Producers Association on Monday has sent a new revised pay structure for the Karnataka Film Workers Union and is waiting for their reply. The Workers Union has been urging for a pay hike for the last couple of years. However, the pay was not hiked for various reasons. A couple of months ago the workers went on a strike and after much talks it was decided that the workers must continue to work with the present pay structure for next 120 days, until a permanent solution for the problems is arrived. Both the producers as well as the workers gave their consent for this.
Recently, the span of 120 days completed and the Workers Union again urged for a pay hike. The KFPA appointed a committee of producers to give in a report about the revised pay structure. According to that the committee comprising of producers Ramu, Shailendra Babu, Jayanna and others charted out a new pay structure which would be convenient for the workers. KFCC and the KFPA handed over the revised pay structure to KFCC, which in turn sent the list to the Workers Union.
Now the ball is in the Union court and it has to be seen whether the workers union gives consent to the revised list or whether the crisis will continue further.