‘Neighbours’ crew walk off set

FOR the first time in 25 years, the crew on Australia’s long running prime-time soapie Neighbours have gone on strike.

The AAP reports they’ve voted to take industrial action against production company Fremantle over stalled EBA negotiations.

The Media, Entertainment and Arts Alliance says Fremantle is refusing to offer crew basic entitlements including a reasonable pay rise and security of employment and more than 90 per cent have voted in favour of protected industrial action.


MEAA Victorian branch secretary Louise Connor said negotiations have been dragging on for 12 months.

It’s understood the Neighbours cast was in full support of the crew’s action.