After closing its doors once more, faces even more hardship as the has asked a substantial number of staff to take unpaid leave.
will affect around 4,000 employees
Starting August 17, all of the ‘s cast members will be asked to take a day of unpaid leave every week, a spokesperson has confirmed.
Executives at Vice-President level and above continue to take a 20 to 30 percent pay cut, as they have since April.
The ‘s cast member’s union Chairwoman Ellen Cheng Lai-yee confirmed in a statement that around 4,000 full-time cast members would be affected by the decision:
“I call it reasonable. But if the firm is more understanding, it can show some sympathy to some staff [who need to support their family] and handle them according to the circumstances they face.”
It is unclear when the will end.
continues to face big financial problems
The has affected the whole and initially caused every to close indefinitely. However, the has hit harder than most, with a third wave sending it back to square one last month.
on still have no idea when their local will reopen, though a report from the Morning Post claims that the territory today saw its lowest numbers in nearly a month.
The worrying precedent for the future of the , particularly in light of . ‘s losses due to the outlet also reports that has ‘almost ground to a halt’ with numbers in the first half of 2020 down by 90%. While this is unsurprising, it sets a
continues to operate with like in place, despite a report from highlighting eighteen new Briefing cases coming to the city from an international flight.
We’ll provide more detail on the industry, , and updates as we hear them.
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