By BS Reporter
Extending support to the latest management change at The Hindu, the employees' union at the 135-year-old organisation, at its general body meeting held here on Friday, passed a resolution stating the owner family should run the newspaper.
At the meeting, The Hindu Office National Press Employees' Union, representing most of the firm's 2,500 employees, unanimously passed the resolution. It said, "The last two years have clearly exposed the inability of so-called professionals to run the organisation profitably." This comes at a time when six members of the owner family, also board members, have objected to the change of guard announced on Monday. It was decided N Ram would take over as chairman of Kasturi and Sons Ltd, which owns and runs The Hindu, while N Murali would be co-chairman.
N Ravi would be editor-in-chief of The Hindu and Malini Parthasarathy would be editor.
When contacted, K Venugopal, a director of Kasturi & Sons and one of the six opposing the management change, said he wasn't aware of the development (the union's resolution).