EMPLOYEES at Apsara TV who have not been paid in more than two months will receive their salaries in mid-March, station management said Monday after a meeting with staff members, following threats of a strike at the broadcaster, which is owned by the French company Solaris International.
“We met with the staff to tell them that the Solaris company agreed to pay their salaries. The company has set the date of March 15 to pay the withheld salaries, and salaries for March will also be paid, but I don’t know when,” station director Sok Eysan said.
Syluom Dar, the director general of Solaris, was out of the country on Monday and could not be reached for comment. She has previously acknowledged that the company has been late in getting salaries to workers, but has also discouraged the workers from striking.
An Apsara TV staff member who attended the meeting and spoke on condition of anonymity said he found the repayment terms acceptable.
However, another worker, who also declined to be named, said he was not yet sure whether he was satisfied with the repayment terms, though he
added that he had all but ruled out the possibility of a strike.
“I will wait to see if many of the other staff members agree, and if so then I will accept as well,” he added, after the meeting had concluded.