Alorica staff are expected to face a major salary cut, according to an e-mail obtained by Nationwide News.
The e-mail was sent to employees at Alorica’s Portmore and Kingston facilities on Tuesday.
News of a reduction in their salary comes 24 hours after Senior Vice President and Chief of Staff for Latin America and Caribbean Operations for Alorica, Jose Ramirez, gave the assurance that employees at the Portmore facility would not see a cut in their pay.
He gave the assurance while speaking to Cliff Hughes and Danielle Archer on last evening’s edition of Nationwide @ 5.
Overnight, there’ve been complaints on social media alleging that Alorica is only offering employees a quarter of their base pay.
Nationwide has obtained a copy of the e-mail sent to the employees indicating they’ll only be receiving 25 per cent of their base pay.
Last evening, Mr. Ramirez told Nationwide that the affected employees would receive their full pay.
The Senior VP also said there’d be no massive lay offs.
But overnight, persons on social have been complaining that the company said they’d only be getting a quarter of their base pay.
Nationwide understands the information was communicated in an e-mail sent to the workers on Tuesday.
It says employees may use their accrued Personal Time Off, PTO, to get paid during this time that they’re unable to work at the site.
It says upon utilising all their PTOs, Alorica will provide 25 per cent of their base pay until further notice.
The email also notes that employees will be required to check in with their supervisors daily.
According to the e-mail, those without accrued PTO will be paid 25 per cent of their base pay starting from the effective site closure date until further notice.
The company also says it will continue to cover 100 per cent of participating employees’ private medical insurance until further notice.
And a worker from Alorica who spoke with Nationwide News this afternoon confirmed with our news centre that their Supervisor had informed them that they’d be paid only 25 per cent of their base pay.
Her voice has been distorted to protect her identity.
Efforts to to get a response from Mr. Ramirez were unsuccessful.
He told our newcentre to send an e-mail.
The email was forwarded to Alorica’s media team which subsequently sent an official response.
However the official response did not address the substantive issues raised by our newcentre.