Post-production crew agrees to return to work on Thursday, with contract talks scheduled for Friday
After a short strike, production is set to resume Thursday on CBS's “Survivor.” The post-production crew had been looking for union recognition, as well as health and retirement benefits.
After notifying their employer what they were seeking on Tuesday, they stopped work on Wednesday, insisting that they would not return until their union contract demands were met.
According to the Motion Picture Editors Guild Facebook page, “contract talks have been scheduled for Friday.” They agreed to suspend the strike action, and return to their jobs on Thursday.
Advising members to not show up for picket duty on Thursday, the Guild wrote, “Kudos to the crew of ‘Survivor’ for their resolve they showed today and this important victory.”
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Post-production work stopped on Wednesday, so it is unlikely that the short strike will impact the premiere date for the upcoming season of the stalwart CBS reality show. “Survivor” is set to premiere its 29th season on Sept. 24.