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The Government convened the Film Industry Working Group (FIWG) in January 2018. We were tasked with coming up with recommendations on how to enable workers in the film industry to bargain collectively, while also:
The FIWG was convened to address the Government’s concerns about power imbalances in the industry in relation to bargaining, and in particular the fact that contractors doing film production work cannot bargain collectively under existing labour laws
The FIWG has held a series of meetings in Auckland and Wellington. The result of those meetings is that we have reached consensus on a way forward for the screen industry. We believe the resulting recommendations are a milestone for the industry and, if adopted, could be a long-lasting and durable foundation for future certainty and growth.