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KPC concerned over job losses to journalists, delays in salaries amid financial stress on Kashmir media enterprise

KPC concerned over job losses to journalists, delays in salaries amid financial stress on Kashmir media enterprise

 

Srinagar, May 17 : The Kashmir Press Membership is apprehensive over the grim situation rising because of Covid-19 pandemic as a result of the lockdown has seen job losses to journalists, non-payment or delays in salaries aside from effecting common financial properly being of the media enterprise in Kashmir Valley.

Noting that the pandemic has catapulted your total media enterprise proper into a troublesome place, it has been dropped on the uncover of the membership by the use of its members that there are circumstances of job losses, non-payment of due salaries to the working journalists and totally different media workers by the media organisations inside the valley, which in these situations is a matter of grave concern and requires a bigger understanding.

KPC feels the lockdown launched by the federal authorities to battle the unfold of COVID-19 should not be used as an excuse for retrenchment and non price of salaries.

In response to assertion issued to KNS the current situation requires that the media organisations adjust to advisories issued by the Ministry of Labour & Employment, Authorities of India and as well as the appeals by the Prime Minister of India to not terminate the businesses or stop paying the wages of their employees.

Sooner than going for layoffs, media organisations should take into consideration the hardships which may be confronted to discover a model new job by the working journalists and totally different media workers proper now. As an alternative the tactic should be to verify and take into consideration main sustenance of employees.

On the equivalent time whereas moreover realising the financial stress the newspaper enterprise goes by the use of all through the continuing catastrophe, the Kashmir Press Membership urges the federal authorities to extend a serving at hand to the media enterprise in Kashmir all through these robust situations.

The membership further urges the federal authorities to not resort to arbitrary industrial cuts to native newspapers as has been dropped at our uncover. The Membership moreover notes that the lockdown has tremendously lowered the industrial revenue which was generated by the newspapers from the non-public sector and on this state of affairs authorities pulling its hand would further improve the difficulties of the native newspapers & might make it robust for them to keep up. The affect on the financial properly being of newspapers has a cascading impression on the livelihood of scores of scribes working with these organisations.

On the equivalent time the Kashmir Press Membership urges the media owners and editors in Kashmir that in the long run they should considerably introduce employee welfare mechanisms like medical/unintended insurance coverage protection covers, provident funds and as well as implement appropriate contract strategies so that in robust situations the journalists can address such exigencies.(KNS)

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