Radio Ssuubi Lays off Workers Without Pay

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According to Kasengejje, she received a phone call from her supervisor asking her not to turn-up for work, adding that when she insisted and went only to find the studio under lock and key.

At least sixteen employees of Radio Ssuubi in Masaka district are jobless following their sacking. 

Radio Ssuubi whose main offices are located in Lubaga division in Kampala Capital city also operates an auxiliary station in Masaka town, which broadcasts on 88.1 FM (Frequency Modulation).

The affected employees are puzzled, saying they were laid off without any prior notification and payment. Juliet Naava Kasengejje says they were sacked about a week ago without any clear reasons.
 
 
According to Kasengejje, she received a phone call from her supervisor asking her not to turn-up for work, adding that when she insisted and went only to find the studio under lock and key.

 
Naava, who has worked at the Radio station since 2014, says management owes her arrears for over eight months. She says that she surprised to find a new management at the station when she returned this week to seek explanation and follow up on her payment.
 
 
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Sofia Namutebi, another affected staff reveals that they have lost hope of getting their salary arrears after losing contact with the station management.



Our reporter has established that besides staff Identification cards, majority of the employees don't have formal employment contracts with the station despite working with it for a long time.

 
Namutebi, who has been hosting evening-drive show, says she hasn't received the right information about their fate, but suspects that the Radio station was sold off.
 

Although the radio station is on air, it is only playing music; station jingles and sometimes prerecorded news.
 

Josephine Kyambadde, the former accountant of the station confirms that the entire staffs were discharged without pay, a thing she blames on the management. 



Nakyambadde, who is also away from station, says she hasn't received any official communication about their fate. 
 

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But Asuman Musoke, the Station manager says the staffs were laid off after the station was put-up for sale, adding that management is still discussing with the potential buyers on how to handle the former employees.

 
 
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