HARARE – Workers at Alpha Media Holdings (AMH) have give the company notice to go on strike in a fortnight.
The company publishes three newspapers – NewsDay, The Independent and The Standard.
Talks between the workers and management collapsed after AMH balked at meeting their demands for a 20 percent salary adjustment.
The workers want a cost of living adjustment for low and middle-ranked employees.
Now, they have threatened to go on strike in the next two weeks if their demands are not met.
AMH, like its rivals in the newspaper industry, is weathering a perfect storm of declining copy sales and advertising revenues. Industry players also face a currency exchange headache as newsprint is imported.
AMH, owned by the businessman Trevor Ncube, employs over 200 employees.