Anxiety has hit fever pitch at Standard Media Group as the impending restructuring draws closer.
The company has called a staff meeting early tomorrow morning Friday 26th where the management is expected to announce staff changes, which will include lay-offs across its media platforms.
The meeting was called by the human resources department in a circular dated 22nd June 2015. “We would like to invite you to the second staff communication meeting for 2015,” says the circular. “The meeting will serve as a forum for the CEO to give staff and update on the business.”
The meeting will be held on the second floor editorial offices from 7.30 a.m. “Breakfast will be served from 7.00 a.m.,” says the circular. “All Heads of Department are requested to ensure staff attend while also ensuring normal operations will not be disrupted. Kindly observe punctuality.”
Standard Media is set to sack a huge number of employees in what is billed to be its biggest restructuring in recent times on recommendation of audit firm Deloitte, which found the company is overstaffed.
The changes are expected to cut through the ranks at the Standard newspaper, KTN and Radio Maisha, and some managing editors and senior managers will be sent packing for non-performance.
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