Days after Radio Africa Group announced a looming mass layoffs in the media house, employees in the Business Executive and Editorial departments are crying out over the nonpayment of their dues.
Writing to this blog on Saturday, December 10, 2022, a frustrated staffer revealed that some correspondents have gone unpaid for over 7 months, while those in Sales and Marketing have not received a dime since May 2022.
This is despite the company’s Chief Operating Officer Agnes Kalekye Nguna having pledged to clear out all their dues by October 2022.
The delays have caused some employees to sink into depression as they struggle to progress through life amidst the harsh economic times.
On this Radio Africa Group redundancy.
These people have stressed us sales people, we have 4 months without pay.
Editorial is 7 months.
How does one survive with a harsh economy?
Don’t mention my name. I may not get my commission.
The affected departments are Sales and Marketing (Business Executive) and Editorial (Correspondents).
The COO did an email and promised to clear all the dues by 31st October, but up to date, no payment has been made.
They don’t care about how we are surviving and expect us to perform.
How on earth?
Some of us have been kicked out of our houses, and are hosted by friends and relatives.
We are really depressed,” the source wrote to us.
Just last week, Radio Africa Group’s Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Paul Qaurcoo, stated that the company’s management was compelled to restructure its operations due to financial constraints endured in their endeavour to remain competitive in the industry.
He cited the prevailing circumstances in the media industry occasioned by changes in consumption trends and business models as the cause of the struggles.
As a result, he noted that some employees would be declared redundant in a subsequent communication.
“As Management, we have been faced with a situation requiring critical business decisions to ensure business continuity.
We will therefore be reorganizing our internal operations, and in the process, we may declare numerous positions redundant based on the new structure,” the letter read in part.
The restructuring is expected to be effected in January 2023.
Radio Africa is the mother company of several media brands in the country, including The Star newspaper, Kiss 100, Classic 105, and Radio Jambo.
Radio Africa joins the bracket of other media powerhouses that have declared scores of employees redundant in the recent past.