TVB Cuts Wages for Elderly Artistes
The new year may have just started, but TVB is already in hot waters due to an outcry from netizens about its salary cuts to older actors and actresses, including 61-year-old Kitty Lau (劉桂芳).
Just two months into the new year, TVB was met with much criticism over the treatment of its long-time employees. Besides Eric Li (李天翔) who decided to end his work relationship with the station after working there for 24 years, children’s show host, Lulu Kai (蓋世寶), recently decided to leave as well due to a lack of work.
Kitty, who is regarded as one of TVB’s green-leaf actresses, joined TVB in 1988 and have been only playing minor supporting characters over the years. Appearing in many dramas over the 31 years, Kitty stayed faithful to the station and stressed the importance of minor roles.
Unfortunately, it is reported that TVB has been handing out major salary cuts for a lot of its older artistes. When the news came out, Kitty admitted through Facebook that she got her salary reduced by a whopping 95 percent, which prompted her to voluntarily change her contract to part-time status. The actress also stated that a lot of artistes have been affected and it was part of the company’s savings reduction plan.
Upon hearing this, many netizens were outraged at the way TVB’s unfair treatment towards its elderly workers.
Source: Oriental Sunday via Yahoo HK
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.