A list of about 67 names of employees from Ynet and the Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper that management intends to lay off by the end of 2023 reached the Yedioth Ahronoth workers' committee on Wednesday, Walla has learned! Berenger. This is a significantly lower number than initially given by management, and excluding individual employees who left or retired as part of the "voluntary retirement" program, the actual number is about 60 employees.
This is a significant reduction compared to the high number estimated by the newspaper's management at the beginning, and the assessment among the employees now is that they will manage to "get through" the crisis with a list of "only" 50 employees - about 10% of the group's estimated workforce of 530 employees. Even in the current limited framework, the expected scope of layoffs at Ynet will be double that of Yedioth Ahronot.
However, according to sources in the group, the struggle is far from over. A committee source told Walla! Berenger: "The management has not yet returned answers to us regarding any of the demands we raised in the negotiations, and there are things we do not intend to give up, such as a significant immunity period and arranging basic conditions for those who remain to work in a unified system."
Another front for the crisis has to do with the formulation of lists, with a struggle between the heads of the various departments in an attempt to retain employees. Sources at the newspaper claim that the list of those fired is distorted and does not take into account the contribution of employees to the organization. According to them, there are employees who earn very high salaries and were not fired because of personal ties with the group's publisher, Noni Mozes.
Meanwhile, a warning strike. Yedioth Ahronoth House / Documentation on social networks according to section 27A of the Copyright Law
"If management chooses to escalate the conflict and cut workers' wages, we will insist that every shekel deducted from wages be returned to the workers, if indeed it is deducted, and we will petition the labor court, if necessary, on this issue," the workers' union said in response
Yesterday, the union faced a new threat from management, which is trying to curb the expected disruptions in the paper's work in light of the crisis, with a statement that every hour worked by an employee "used" for protest measures will be deducted from workers' wages.
"If the management chooses to escalate the conflict and cut workers' wages, we will insist that every shekel deducted from the wages be returned to the workers, if indeed it is deducted, and we will petition the labor court, if necessary, on this issue," the workers' union said in response, adding that it would not hesitate to continue taking protest measures, which have so far proven effective.
About a week ago, the group's workers went on an hour-long warning strike, during which the workers gathered at the entrance to the building in Rishon LeZion. According to several employees present, the demonstration took place "under the watchful eye of newspaper publisher Noni Mozes, who stood at 14 p.m. near the entrance and examined who was leaving."
"Dozens of workers are expected to be summoned to a hearing after the holidays," union representatives wrote after the strike. "In the face of such a reality, we will not agree to endless smearing and half-plans followed by a rapid dismissal process that does not regulate the issues that are important to the employees. Therefore, in the coming days we will announce preliminary organizational steps aimed at bringing the company's management to its senses."
Serious accusations. Paid/PR
The union also raised serious accusations against the editor of the newspaper and website, Avi Mechoulam, who was brought to the group to implement the significant reductions, and does not allow the workers to raise their hearts
The union also raised harsh accusations against the editor of the newspaper and website, Avi Mechoulam, who was brought to the group to implement the significant reductions, and does not allow the workers to raise their hearts. They also accused the union of refusing to come and talk to the workers.
Committee representatives also addressed the Walla! Berenger said Ynet political analyst Attila Schomplevi was expected to leave as part of the cuts plan, saying: "Attila's case is just an example of how they are cutting both veteran and professional editors and talent. Let no one feel protected. They fire without blinking, in cold blood without batting an eyelid."
Shumpleby, synonymous with Yedioth Ahronoth Group, has been with Yedioth Group for 23 years, and in fact has been accompanying the group's website since its establishment. Shumpleby served as the political correspondent, political correspondent, political commentator and main presenter of the Ynet studio.
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