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Covid-19: Tuskys Staff To Take Pay Cut

Retail giant Tuskys supermarket will deduct staff salaries starting this month.

The said decision has been occasioned by the increase in business costs over coronavirus pandemic which requires that supermarkets place handwashing accessorises at entry points.

“I am a concerned staff Tuskys supermarket, I request you tell fellow Kenyans what we go through. Tuskys CEO sent a mail to all branches that 20% of our salary will be deducted due to expenses occurred in purchasing hygienic products like sanitizers masks gloves, this is not good as they pay us very little”, a staff member of Tuskys Supermarket wrote.

Dan Githua, Tuskys Supermarket CEO

In January this year, the management of the supermarket informed staff that their salaries will be deducted for any loss of goods at the supermarket.

This was seen as a measure to stem the loss of goods, though small, partly contributed to the fall of once retaining chain giant Nakumatt.

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“Reference is made to the Tuskys Daily Stock Reconciliation Policy. In reference to the policy, all losses declared every day should be attached to an individual responsible for the particular stock. As earlier communicated, the company shall also be deducting any loss from the staff involved, Kindly print all daily losses and have staff sign against the losses per section (similar to the procedure for daily cashier variances). Also, have the same variance posted on the notice boards every day with names”, the internal memo said.


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Edwin Ochieng is living true to the calling of Journalism, He is passionate about issues of Business and Politics. Edwin Ochieng is a graduate from St Paul University and East African School of Media Studies (EASMS).

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