Business solutions provider Transguard Group has announced its management team will take a pay cut in April in order to fund the housing and feeding of its 12,000 site-based employees left temporarily idle.
Transguard Group managing director Greg Ward said the reductions will equate to three meals per day for a month for its thousands of employees, adding up to more than 900,000 meals. Ward explained: “We are a people business, and if our employees can no longer work because their contracts have been paused or cancelled, it is our responsibility to continue to ensure their health and well-being.”
In an email sent to staff this week, Ward said: “Our site-based staff is the beating heart of our operation, with our management team providing the structure and support that helps move the business forward. One cannot exist without the other.”
Near the end of last week, Ward praised the company’s cleaning staff, saying that more than 1,000 employees have been instrumental in the country’s battle against the spread of COVID-19. Though many of its employees are without contracted work currently, Transguard has been upskilling and cross-training its employees throughout 2020 to ensure they remain employed through the coronavirus crisis.Ward concluded: “While no sacrifice is easy, we are willing to do whatever it takes to make Transguard even stronger once the uncertainty caused by COVID-19 is in the past,” he said. “As I say, we are one team, but the present situation has given us the opportunity to show just what that means.”