The Executive Board of SSNM and the union representatives of SSNM`s union groups in the newsrooms of the daily newspapers Dnevnik and Utrinski Vesnik under ownership of the Service Company Media Print Macedonia DOOEL – Skopje decided to go on a srike.
The decision for a strike was made because the salary for December has not been paid yet, including the health insurance benefits, and all attempts for a meeting and negotiations have been ignored by the management.
The problem with the salaries persisted for several months. The Union made attempts to find a solution with the management, but despite all their promises very little was done to the benefit of our members and the employees` outrage resulted in a decision to go on a strike.
The employees from the abovementioned media suffered salary cuts, dismissals justified with the poor economic situation in the country and decreased newspaper circulation. During all that time, the company offered no proof that the management team also suffered financial repercussions.
In the meetings with the management, SSNM constantly warned that the decrease in the circulation was not a result of poor journalistic work but of the poor management which destroyed the credibility of the newspapers which once were leaders in the print media and real creators of public opinion.
The decision for the strike, its commencement and the manner of its conduct in accordance with the provisions of the Labor Relations Law were delivered to the MPM management.