Report: Ma'ariv strike expected to continue on Thursday

By JPOST.COM STAFF, JTA
November 7, 2012 14:05
1 minute read.

Israeli newspaper Ma'ariv's strike is expected to continue on Thursday, Israel Radio reported.

Haggai Matar, head of the reporters committee organized by Ma’ariv workers, said that as of yet talks with publisher Shlomo Ben Zvi have not been resumed. The strike comes following the sale of the newspaper to Ben Zvi. The strikers say they took the action after Ben Zvi violated the collective agreement he signed with them.

Ben Zvi announced on Tuesday that a percentage of the current employees would be absorbed into the new ownership's operation, but at a lower salary to be determined by new negotiations.

"Maariv's employees want to know how many of them will be hired and what the newspaper's structure will be," the workers said in a statement, according to Globes.

According to Matar, if not the dispute is not settled in regards to terms of employment and the extent of impending layoffs, the paper will not be distributed on Thursday, Israel Radio reported.

No paper was distributed on Wednesday following unresolved labor issues with Ma'ariv employees. The newspaper's website NRG has not been updated since Tuesday evening, when the employees walked off the job.

The lead story on the NRG website deals with the employee strike. There is no mention of the US presidential election.


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