A letter signed by FWICE President BN Tiwari, Chief Advisor Ashoke Pandit and different board members, acknowledged that the leisure trade has nonetheless not recovered from the losses incurred as a result of first lockdown, and a second lockdown now will solely worsen the state of affairs. “One entire 12 months had handed with no work and no revenue, distressed lives and no meals, hunger-stricken households and disadvantaged kids. It was a really dreadful and sorry state of people that have been left alone to battle their very own battles of starvation and poverty with completely no assist from any Authorities physique (Neither State nor Central),” the letter learn.
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It added, “The neighborhood of producers and high actors, actresses who then got here collectively to the rescue of the every day wage earners of the media and leisure trade and contributed at giant to offer every day bread to those sole earners of households. Now the state of affairs might even go worse as these neighborhood of producers, actors and actresses who helped our brethren are themselves not ready to offer any additional assist to those every day wage employees and technicians.”
Urging the state authorities to not “hamper the every day lives” of the workers, FWICE stated, “Tough occasions do come and go. The necessity of the hour is to battle this lethal illness and lower off its unfold by taking all precautions and we within the trade guarantee you of abiding by all the foundations and rules.”
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