Sheraton-Kampala Hotel


Ndejje University and Sheraton Hotel have sent workers home as three weeks of the lockdown start.

According the memos seen by Eagle Online,  the two institutions cite hardship that came with the lockdown, as there are no revenue sources for continuation of two institutions to pay salaries.

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“This message seeks to caution and implore all of us to use money sparingly since there is no likelihood that salaries of April and subsequent months will be available given that university derives its revenue from students who were unfortunately sent home on March 20, 2020 on account of #COVID-19. Reads staff memo signed by Elijah Kiyingi, the University Secretary.

For Sheraton Hotel, all associates will consume all accrued leave until April while employees on probation have been stopped and paid their allowance and sent home. The hotel further said the affected employees will be first to be considered when the situation normalizes.

“That all employees shall receive full salaries for the month of March 2020 and some employees will be selected by Sheraton Hotel Management to maintain essential activities of the hotel. All other employees will receive 50 per cent of salary for the month of April and should the business position not have improved, all staff will be sent on unpaid leave from May 1,2020 until further notice” reads the memo from director human resources.

Meanwhile Verma Company Limited on April 14, 2020 suspended employment contracts with all its employees.

“As you are aware, the country is under extended quarantine as per the president’s directives of April 14, 2020. It is also in your knowledge that the country closed operations since March 26, 2020, which means we are generating no income and hence it is increasingly becoming impossible for the company to shoulder expenses including salaries” reads an internal memo.

It further adds “In view of the above, management has resolved to suspend all contract obligations of the company and your work obligations as stated in your respective employment contracts effective April 14, 2020 until such a time when the government lifts the quarantine/ or announces that the situation is  safe for reopening  and operation of business”