Brandix Ltd., a leading Sri Lankan apparel manufacturing group, has reinstated the salaries of its employees to the pre-COVID level.
It’s worth noting here that Brandix slashed salaries of its employees in mid-March last year right after pandemic outbreak.
The salary cut was decided depending on the seniority. The associates, who could not come to work, lost 50 per cent of their salaries, and even those who could come, worked without their allowances from April to September 2020.
According to Brandix, the salary revision will be done for everyone who worked tirelessly to overcome these challenges without quitting.
Ashroff Omar, Group CEO, Brandix said in the internal memo of the company, as observed by Daily FT Sri Lanka,“It was a time when we feared that the world economy would collapse and our own survival as a company was questionable. So much has happened in these past 12 months that has reinforced my belief in our strengths, and also made me aware of our gaps. What we do know is that COVID has in many ways changed the way we do business.”
Ashroff further commented that due to the unexpected benefit from the sale of PPE, the financial performance of the company has exceeded the original dismal expectation.
However, amidst the celebrations, Ashroff has also cautioned the Brandix team of the possible challenges that need to be overcome as the pandemic isn’t really over yet.
“We will require your support as we navigate through the changes required to succeed in a much more challenging world, in a new and flexible way of working,” asserted Ashroff.