9. THE CINE-WORKERS AND CINEMA THEATRE WORKERS (REGULATION OF EMPLOYMENT) ACT, 1981
Cine worker means an individual who is employed in connection with the production of a features film to work as an artiste (including Actor, Musician or Dancer) or to do any work skilled, un-skilled, manual, supervisory, technical, artistic or otherwise.

It applies to such Cine workers whose monthly remuneration does not exceeds 1,600/- p.m. and where such remuneration is by way of lump-sum a sum of Rs. 15.000/- p.m.
It made compulsory a written agreement for employment of a Cine workers and registration of that agreement with competent authority.

It provides provisions for Conciliation Officers for settlement of any dispute between a Cine worker and film producer. It also contains provisions for Cine worker Tribunals for adjudication of disputes between Cine workers and film producers.

The dispute between Cine workers and Film Producers goes first with Conciliation Officer who tries to make a settlement, if he fails, he submits failure report to Centre Govt. which ultimately refers the dispute to Cine workers Tribunal for adjudication. The Tribunal after hearing both the parities submits its award to Central Govt., which implement this award. The High Court has power to revise the award of Tribunal.

PROVISIONS RELATING CINEMA THEATRE WORKERS

The provisions of Employees Provident Fund and Miscellaneous Provisions Act, 1952 and Payment of Gratuity Act, 1972 are made applicable on all Cinema Theatres where five or more workers are employed.

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