Pay Journalists well – Affail Monney to media owners
The president of the Association, Roland Affail Monney has expressed concern about low remuneration and inadequate welfare packages for journalists in the country.
According to him, media owners should improve the welfare of journalists working for them.
He expressed regret that many journalists are paid far below the national minimum wage while some others are not paid at all.
“On the occasion of workers’ day we want to call for the need for media owners to pay journalists under them decent salaries. We also want to urge media owners to work within the confines of the labour laws to ensure that the labour law is respected at all times because we have lots of examples of journalists who are paid low, well below the minimum wage and in the worst case scenario not paid at all,” he said.
He therefore, called on media owners and managers to pay more attention to their journalists than they did in the past, since low remuneration can negatively affect the integrity of their work.