The top management of Mediamax has resorted to diplomacy over the proposed 50% salaries and wages cut occasioned by stunted revenue flow thanks to COVID-19 pandemic.
The company which owns K24 TV, Radio Milele, People Daily abd buncg of other vernacular TV and radio stations, had served its hundreds of staffers with letters informing them of the move to have their salaries cut by 50% though that would be reviewed as the situation unfolds.
The were required to return their responses by April 27.
The decision by the management led by Ken Ngaruiya was not welcomed, employees seeking court’s intervention.
In its verdict, a Nairobi court ordered Mediamax not to effect the resolution and rather leave the staffers’ s salaries and wages untouched. The order also specified that no employee should have their contracts interfered with, and in the case that the company has no otherwise but to cut the pays, there should be a mutual agreement -between the parties that leads to that.
Acting upon the court order (presumably), the company has invited suggestions from employees on the alternatives opposed to pay cut(s) that would see them well taken care of and as well the company staying afloat during these trying times.
The company holds the decision to reduce salaries was informed by the need to prevent job losses.