Relief As Royal Media Services' Announces a New Directive Over Staff's Salary Cut
RMS had announced salary cuts between 20 and 30% for all of its servants, following the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic that has continued ravaging the nation's economy.
Royal Media Services (RMS) has announced a slight relief regarding the salary deduction for its staff, after the 20-30% pay cut initiated at the start of March.
According to a recent memorandum, the media house employees will get at least 10% off, the deduction announced earlier.
Through a statement, RMS Managing Editor Wachira Waruru stated that the move was in line with attempts to gradually improve the firm's performance amid the ravaging Covid-19 pandemic.
"This means that staff currently on a salary reduction of 20% will go to 10% and the staff on 30% will go to 20%. We will continue to review the situation with a view to reverting to full salary for all staff as soon as possible," reads the memo in part.
The Covid-19 reportedly dealt a blow to several businesses, even resulting in closure for some. Others who managed to remain afloat had to slash staff salaries in efforts to keep operating.
Apart from RMS, the Standard Group, Nation Media, and Mediamax also subjected their workers to salary cuts. However, Nation Media in December 2020 announced that the workers will resume their full pay, after the firm's financial status improved.