March 26, 2018
ISLAMABAD – The Rawalpindi-Islamabad Union of Journalists (RIUJ) has given a 72-hour period to Geo Television managers to pay off two months of outstanding staff salaries.
A RIUJ delegation led by General-Secretary Ali Raza Alvi visited Geo offices on Monday and expressed concern over the delay in payment of pays.
Alvi said that it was shameful that the country’s biggest media house was not clearing off staff dues. He stated the RIUJ stands by the employees in this challenging hour.
The RIUJ has asked all other TV channels to ensure disbursement of staff salaries by the 10th of each month.
The union warned Geo that it will set up a protest camp outside the channel’s offices if it did not pay salaries, and take such steps as walking out of the parliament press gallery and removing Geo microphones and cameras during the coverage of government and non-government events.
The leaders pointed out that it was a pity that March was coming to a close and Geo staffers have not even been paid salaries for February.
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