Organization run by Sharmin Obaid Chinoy firing vulnerable employees without any notice amid Covid-19 crisis

Raza Gillani, an Employee from the organization shared on twitter how he along with 12 other employees were fired without prior notice.

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Hundreds of people are being laid off by their organizations amid the coronavirus outbreak.

Recently, a Pakistani organization fired its workers during the Corona lockdown. The organization is run by the Oscar-winning filmmaker Sharmin Obaid-Chinoy.

Raza Gillani, an Employee from the organization shared on twitter how he along with 12 other employees were fired without prior notice.

“Two days ago, I was fired from the ‘The Citizens Archive of Pakistan’ along with 12 other employees. We were told that the organization will not pay us until the Coronavirus situation in Pakistan dies down and that we’ll be ‘welcome to apply again’ after that. This is a violation of our rights.

Our contracts give us the right to have a written termination letter and a month’s notice and salary. However, we were fired with immediate effect. Moreover, the organization is being run by someone who grabs Oscars for making films about the most vulnerable people of our society.

We were told that the government had stopped funding. This is nonsense because the government only funds one project (National History Museum). Some of us were working on other funded projects, which are still being funded, because we had been working remotely. Where is that money going?

Among those who were fired are people who are given 20k for 9-hour shifts and have families to feed. Who live payday to payday. How shameful it is for an organization that projects a liberal image to abandon its most vulnerable employees at a time they need their support the most.

If downsizing had become so important, why weren’t the directors and those who actually take a hefty salary fired? Why is it always the most vulnerable employees who are considered a liability at the time of a crisis.

This is morally and legally corrupt practice: making a profit out of a pandemic. Those who made this decision to save their money should be ashamed of their selves.

UPDATE: Half an hour after I posted this, HR called and said that we would be given our notice periods and one-month salary. All fired employees are receiving emails now. Good that they have acknowledged that. However, it is not enough. YOU CANNOT FIRE PEOPLE IN A PANDEMIC! REINSTATE THEM.”

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