After not paying the salaries of their workers for more than a month, newspaper Hoy, employees temporarily halted their efforts to demand compliance with wage payments.
After 10h30 both the administrative staff as well as journalists were concentrated in the main courtyard of the newspaper, located in northern Quito, before they meeting with Jaime Mantilla Anderson, director of the media.
One of the newspaper’s employees, who requested anonymity, said the idea was to make an order to ensure compliance with the payment of wages since they already have two fortnights without payments and a third approaches.
According to the employee, Mantilla revealed that there is a financial crisis assailing the newspaper and it cannot be ignored. However, after an hour of meeting with the manager, in the Auditorium of the Newspaper, a spokesman for the workers said they had commitments from Mantilla and that the salaries must be honored with all the labor obligations as soon as possible.
Both the public media such as the Ministry of Communication of the Presidency of the Republic, passed on July 18 and 15 to the Publishers and Printers, Edimpres, company in charge of editing newspaper Hoy, had a debt of $ 780,000 for late employer’s with the Ecuadorian Institute Social Security (IESS). This debt has already been canceled, according to the institute.