ABS-CBN employees can now seek other jobs in other networks
The House hearing on franchise renewal of the TV giant is still ongoing but ABS-CBN employees were already told that they are now allowed to transfer to other networks.
Following the cease and desist order from the National Telecommunications Commission issued on June 30, ABS-CBN affiliates, TV Plus and SKY Direct, were barred from operating.
In a previous report, it was said that there were already offers from other networks to some Kapamilya stars. Rumors circulated that a wealthy producer has offered them to do a TV series on TV5.
With this situation of uncertainty for the media company, the Palace is expecting the Congress to decide on the franchise with consideration to the employees.
However, shows of the Kapamilya network have to bid goodbye as they no longer have the venue for their broadcast.
Based on the article from PEP, a source close to the Kapamilya network said that staff members of some programs held a Zoom meeting a day after the NTC issued the CDO.
It was said that the network’s management relayed to the ABS-CBN employees to stop all projects. Initially, a 50 percent cut on the salary of employees was imposed and this lessened to 25 percent (cash assistance) for some programs.
According to the network’s insider, this is the amount that the management can give until the end of July 2020. Aside from the topic about the salary, ABS-CBN employees were also told that they can apply for work to other companies of TV networks.
With this, the non-compete clause in their contracts will no longer take effect.
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