The "Haaretz" newspaper and its business supplement "TheMarker" did not appear today as journalists protest not being consulted over cuts.
The "Haaretz" daily newspaper and its business supplement "TheMarker" did not appear this morning as journalists called a strike. Employees yesterday voted 126 to 68 in favor of strike action protesting that the newspaper's management is not involving them in discussions over planned cuts.
However many of the newspaper's leading journalists opposed strike action. Gideon Levy said, "We are playing with very dangerous fire here. The most important thing is that the newspaper will continue in existence. I personally know the brick wall that is our management. But sometimes with a brick wall there is nothing that can be done. I'm very concerned about Schocken's response. Closing the newspaper will hurt us much more than it will hurt him. The committee is monolithic and aggressive towards alternative opinions. It's easy to call a strike but we must think about the day after. And tomorrow we will be in exactly the same situation."
Published by Globes [online], Israel business news - www.globes-online.com - on October 4, 2012
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