(MENAFN- AsiaNet News) It was May 02, 2023, when The Writers Guild of America went on a strike to
express their dissatisfaction with lower pay and less dependable work in the online streaming era. Finally, after a 148-day strike, the strike has ended, making it one of the longest in its history. According to reports, a tentative deal on a new contract has been struck with the Alliance of Motion Picture and Television Producers. Following this development, the WGA West board of directors and the WGA East council unanimously decided to rescind the strike order on Tuesday, effective at 12:01 a.m. PT on Wednesday.
With this decision, writers can return to work as early as Wednesday, even before the final ratification vote.
The ratification vote will be held between October 2 and October 9 and the WGA will have member meetings on both coasts this week. The meetings will be in person and through Zoom to go over the contract's specifics. After the WGA's negotiating committee, the WGA West board, and the WGA East council all voted unanimously to send the contract to members for approval, the strike order was canceled.
Writers Guild of America West post
Writers Guild of America West took to X and shared this news and wrote, "The WGA reached a tentative agreement with the AMPTP. Today, our Negotiating Committee, WGAW Board, and WGAE Council all voted unanimously to recommend the agreement. The strike ends at 12:01 a.m."
New contract details
WGA also released a statement where they revealed information about the new contract.
According to the WGA, the contract renewal provided writers with enhanced compensation, health and pension contributions, as well as new global streaming residuals and viewership-based streaming bonuses. There are also assurances on AI, which have been a source of dispute in the negotiations.
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