Workers at the embattled Maariv newspaper met Monday night and voted to file complaints with police against the owner of the newspaper, Shlomo Ben Tzvi. According to the workers, Ben Tzvi has failed to deposit money into workers' pension accounts.
Ben Tzvi, who owns right wing newspaper Makor Rishon, bought the Israeli daily in lat 2012, saving it from certain bankruptcy and closure. Despite cost-cutting and efforts to bolster the paper, Maariv is still losing readership, advertising, and money. On Sunday, the paper did not come out. Speaking at the Eilat Journalism Conference, Ben Tzvi said that he would be converting the paper into a free daily, to be distributed on Sunday through Thursday (the Friday edition would still cost money).