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Streikepermittert Wisting-the assistant was fired. Had to threaten with a lawsuit before his salary came

In the beginning of november talked about " the chaotic recording of the tv-series "Wisting" (see information below), which was characterized by budsjettsprekk, key personnel who said up and the workers who were angry over late salary payments.

Now it turns out that the production company Cinenord have had wage claims against him until Friday this week. In a advokatbrev Dagbladet has gained access to, sent 26. november, directed that a pengekrav against Cinenord, who are behind the upcoming TV3 and Chummy-storserien "Wisting".

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Cinenord have had to endure ramsalt criticism from the former "Wisting"employees for how they led the partially state-funded tv-recording. Dagbladet is familiar with the fact that the industry now talks about "Wisting"-production as a skrekkeksempel.

the Person who has given notice of the legal action against Cinenord has granted the Newspaper access to the correspondence between the applicant and the production company. The person worked as a production assistant and lost his job a few days after that film - and tv-the strike was ended in the fall.

"Wisting": - Budsjettsprekk, the director said up, workers angry over late salary

"Wisting" was the hit of the film - and tv-strike 15. september. A little over a week later was the over.

Filmfrilanseren is not fagorganisert in English filmforbund and wishes to remain anonymous for fear of "to be known as one who talks, and lose future jobs".

I was recommended to drop the case, because the requirement only applies to a little over 17 000, but by principle can not Cinenord terminate a contract on the day without telling why, and without having to pay me for the period you had a contract for, say the person to Dagbladet on Thursday.

– Cinenord have to pay

It is arbeidsrettsadvokat Norunn the Loop Sound in the company Lund & Co. which is engaged by the filmarbeideren. The claim tells us that the client had signed a contract with Cinenord from 13. august to 5. October, but have not received salary for the period of 25. september until kontraktsslutt.

– Cinenord has terminated the employment contract without legal basis. Then they need to pay, " says the lawyer Strait to the Newspaper.

the E-mails between Cinenord and the worker has gone back and forth throughout the autumn and shows the following:

27. september, three days after the strike is over, get filmarbeideren an e-mail from Cinenord that the Wisting is back in production, but that the company has "changed the production plan and the assumption for production".

– It means that we are not going to offer an extension of your contract, write a production supervisor in Cinenord.

A so abrupt termination can only take place if the "NN guilty of grossly pliktbrudd or other material mismatch.", type filmarbeiderens lawyer Norunn Loop the Sound, which claims that the client has not made himself guilty of breach of contract.

Fryktkulturen in the film industry is unacceptable for an industry that gets 625 million in support from the state Comment Thank you for the effort

This is supported by the e-mails Dagbladet has seen.

thank you for a brilliant effort, and hope that we get the opportunity to work together again at a later time, type Cinenord in the same e-mail as produksjonsassistenten be terminated.

the Newspaper has asked one of Norway's foremost experts on labor law, Henning M. Heitmann, a partner in the law firm Steenstrup and Stordrange, consider the case.

– They may be entitled to compensation for lost remuneration if the company is unjustified've said no to the agreed stake in the agreed period. Then, in the event the company breached the contract and must cover the loss in its entirety.

the Company has not provided a durable justification in what I have seen of the e-mail, so that liability likely exists on the current period up to 5. October, " says Heitmann.

Jørn Lier Horst about "Wisting"-smellen: - A leader who lacked control Offered settlement

In several e-mails like produksjonsassistenten response from Cinenord on whether they will pay out the salaries for the remaining. duration of the contract and whether a legal justification on how they could say that person up, without notice.

By the changes due to the strike so can the engagement be terminated before the kontraktslutt. Such as I informed you about, so we had to unfortunately do it with your position as a consequence of the strike, responding Cinenord.

After a further reminder and notification from produksjonsassistenten that legal advice is obtained, offer Cinenord to pay 8500 dollars to close the case. In a later e-mail offers the 10 000. The refusal of Cinenords suggestions come in the form of advokatbrevet from attorney Loop Sound with claims of over 17 000 in unpaid wages.

– If lønnskravet is not paid, the claim will be pursued legally, write the lawyer on behalf of the produksjonsassistenten.

Friday this week tells the Loop Sunde to Dagbladet that they have not heard anything from Cinenord about lønnskravet, oral or written, since advokatbrevet was sent 26. november.

Skjebneuker for "Wisting". Fear storserien must should be scrapped Got suddenly pay

It turns out, however, that Cinenord paid 13 700 million in salaries to the assistant on Thursday afternoon. The transfer took place a few hours after the Newspaper the same day wrote an e-mail to Cinenord that tvistesaken referred to, and referred the company to criticism from a lawyer and former employee.

the due date was Monday 10. December. Friday morning got the following response from the "Wisting"-producer and ceo of Cinenord, Silje Hopland Eik, to Dagbladet.

– For prosjektdrevne businesses which, in practice, rarely is exposed for a strike of this magnitude we needed the time to determine the correct basis, together with our interest group Seem Produsentforeningen. This is now done and the case with produksjonsassistenten is made up, she writes.

– the Strange

Filmarbeideren sets surprised the statement from the Cinenord.

It is strange that a journalist in the Newspaper get a response from Cinenord before I even heard anything, but I have received a salary and consider the matter resolved. I'm not going to work for them in the future, " says the friend.

– do you Think that you can be considered as noisy in the industry now?

the Lawyer my warned me that such a requirement may be a bad idea for me with regards to future work, but I get rather stand for what I claim. They shall say that I is difficult and should not get the job because I did not pay my? It says more about them than about me, continue filmarbeideren.

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