Kenya Airways (KQ) workers are facing a fresh round of pay cuts of between 5% and 30%, a move that seeks to preserve cash amid unrelenting financial challenges due to the global coronavirus pandemic. The pay cuts will take effect this month and will remain for a period of between six to 12 months, with a quarterly review of the proposed pay variation.
According to the airline’s CEO, Allan Kilavuka, the pay cuts will target workers earning KSh45,000 and above. Furthermore, the airline will not pay deferred salaries that have been accrued since last April.
In March last year, at the onset of the coronavirus, Kenya Airways sent part of its workforce of about 4,000 employees on unpaid leave with those remaining taking pay-cuts of between 35% and 75%.