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Stuff reports:

Screen workers will regain the right to collectively bargain for better pay and conditions, but will remain on as “contractors” and not be allowed to strike as the Government backs down on a full-scale repeal of the Hobbit law.

This is basically a total victory for the film and screen industry. In fact arguably even better than the status quo.

All workers remain contractors which means no strikes etc. But the ability to do a collective contract with contractors is actually beneficial to the film industry as rather than have to go through the hassle of individual negotiations with each contractor, they can just say “Here’s the collective terms and conditions”.

So great to see common sense prevail and the Government turn down the hobbit haters.

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