People India mag closure case settled amicably

06 Aug,2013

By A Correspondent


It’s a case of all’s well that ends well.


The Mumbai Labour Court case where Editor Saira Menezes and 16 other employees of People India magazine petitioned the Court against Outlook Publications President Indranil Roy and Editorial Chairman Vinod Mehta asking for settlement of dues by proper procedure in the event of termination has now been amicably settled out of court. As has been reported by MxMIndia earlier, the Labour Court had stayed the Outlook magazine group’s decision to terminate the employment of People India staffers without proper procedures.


The Case was supposed to have come up for hearing today (Tuesday, August 6). All dues have reportedly been settled to the satisfaction of all concerned.


Late last month, the Outlook group had announced closure of the licensed Indian editions of People, Marie Claire and Geo magazines. The closure was with immediate effect and July 31 was to be the last day of work for the staffers of the three magazines. While the exact number of staffers is not known, it is learnt that some non-editorial department employees too were asked to leave.


Meanwhile, according to posts by Neena Haridas, editor of the now-shut Marie Claire India, efforts are on to revive the Indian edition with another publishing partner or by Marie Claire directly. Time Inc, a division of media conglomerate Time Warner, is also said to be seeking an Indian partner.


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One response to “People India mag closure case settled amicably”

  1. saturdsy says:

    PEOPLE is a great magazine but unfortunately the management marketed it very poorly amongst the indian audiences even though it was customised to indian tastes.

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