Israels Haaretz paper strikes over layoffs

first_img Sponsored Stories Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project 5 treatments for adult scoliosis Check your body, save your life Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvement Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Top Stories center_img Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Day Patients with chronic pain give advice JERUSALEM (AP) – Workers at Israel’s respected Haaretz newspaper have begun a strike to protest layoffs.The workers said Wednesday that they would not update the Haaretz website until midnight and will not publish the next day’s paper.The issue is the planned dismissal of about 100 employees.Haaretz has a relatively small circulation, but it is an influential daily popular with Israel’s elite. Comments   Share   Last month Israel’s veteran Maariv paper was sold by its cash-strapped owner to a rival publisher. Most of its 2,000 employees will probably be laid off.Hundreds of Maariv workers and supporters marched in Jerusalem earlier Wednesday, urging the government to intervene to help the industry crisis.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)last_img

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