KAAA asks govt to end Kerala newspaper distribution impasse

29 Mar,2012

By A Correspondent

 

Continuing with the situation that has been created by the newspapers vendors in Kerala, T Vinay Kumar, President, Kerala Advertising Agencies Association (KAAA) has addressed the issue. In a letter to its members he has mentioned how the strike has affected the advertising agencies and the loss of considerable amount of business in the last one week.

 

As both the parties including the vendors and the publisher cartel being adamant with no signs of issue being resolved, KAAA has been left with no option but to interfere to safeguard its interests, and has made a statement in mainline dailies requesting the CM and the involved parties to take a stand to end this impasse.

 

They have also planned a symbolic distribution of newspapers near Ernakulam Public Library today (March 29), followed by a meeting in front of the residence of Justice VR Krishna Iyer who will share his views on solving the issue.

 

It has been more than a week since newspaper distribution in Kerala has come to a stop with Newspaper Agents & Distributors Association demanding 50 percent commission of the cover price of the newspaper, pension, medical insurance, extra payment for advertising supplements, and stoppage of inserts, among other things. The Hindu, Mathrubhumi and Malayala Manorama have vehemently opposed these demands while Indian Express has agreed to 40 percent commission.

 

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