Financial Crisis Hits ZBS: Employees Go Without April Salaries
Private broadcaster Zodiak Broadcasting Station (ZBS) is embroided in financial crisis, forcing its employees to go without April salaries. Malawi Independent has established.
According to a watsapp thread which this publication has seen , there is an alert that salaries will be delayed a bit for the month of April as reported by one Joab Frank Chakhaza.
Chakhaza informed fellow workers that there were communication problems between the Accounts Office and MD that led to the cheque for salaries not being signed.
This did not go well with the staff who complained of how unfair the decision was and why the management has made an announcement on the last day of the month when they anticipated to be paid.
“I thought an alert comes days before pay day?”Wondered one of the employees.
Here is part of the conversation in ZBS Watsapp group:
[[4/30, 10:01 PM] Joab: Guys there is an alert that salaries will be delayed a bit. Apparently there were communication problems between the Accounts Office and MD that led to the cheque for salaries not being signed. There is no assurance when exactly we will have salaries, but am confident it should take any longer.
[4/30, 10:04 PM] Wiston Mwale: Totally unfair
[4/30, 10:04 PM] Fatsani: Mmmm. This is bad news
[4/30, 10:05 PM] Fatsani: Not fair at all
[4/30, 10:05 PM] Fatsani: What type of communication problems.
[4/30, 10:06 PM] Wiston Mwale: What alert comes on last day of the month. I thought an alert comes days before pay day?
[4/30, 10:11 PM] Fatsani: The signal delayed.
[5/1, 9:29 AM] Frank Ziba: This totally unfair.. Kuzunzana uku kwakukulu..
[5/1, 9:32 AM] Nkhwachi: Thats miscommunication at the highest level.
[5/1, 9:32 AM] +265 999 65 85 76: Koma anthu aku accounts akufunika ma reforms ndithu. By 27 timafunika anthu tidzikhala titalandira koma every month you delays our salaries.
[5/1, 9:34 AM] Dan: Lucy is typing…
[5/1, 9:36 AM] Eneya: 🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣🗣Odya zake
[5/1, 9:37 AM] Dan: You see guys its good we talk here but i wish we found a way to tell eni chinthuchi kuti this habit (ndimafuna kuikapo mau ena ndawafufuta) aught to stop fourth with. 🤷♂
[5/1, 9:38 AM] Dan: Mau olowa mmalo mwa habit
[5/1, 9:39 AM] Dan: Paja lero ndi labor day eti?
[5/1, 9:39 AM] +265 888 50 07 66: I am angry kwabasi aah
[5/1, 9:40 AM] Melipher: Nde a landlord akhale a new one komanso ovuta, ungawauze chani? Ofunika kupempha kalata ya logo kukapereka
[5/1, 9:41 AM] +265 888 50 07 66: Anthu mumakwanitsa bwanji kupanga organize ma event @ Zodiak mkuyenda bwino nanga salary processing ikuvuta bwanji?