Reading News: Broadpeak Technologies Office Sealed In Islamabad As Employees Were Diagnosed Corona Positive
Broadpeak Technologies is a US based multi-million dollar IT development company in Islamabad. This company despite its global outreach has recently gained notoriety because of its inhumane and non-professional attitude towards its hardworking employees. Right when the coronavirus pandemic struck the country causing economical destabilization, this so called multi-million dollar company decided to fire a tonne of its employees while cutting off 30-40% of the salaries of the remaining employees.
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The company also did not allow the employees to work from home and forced them to come to workplace in order to retain their jobs. As a result of this reckless and needless demand, many employees have now been diagnosed positive with corona virus and the office has been sealed by DC Islamabad.
Broadpeak Technologies in I-8 Islamabad has been sealed by DC Islamabad. This is what you get when you do not take responsibility of your employees and throw them over the mercy of a pandemic. Employees have been tested positive with COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/uON6iTEbE0
— The Astrolad (@theastrolad) June 16, 2020
Action Taken By DC Islamabad
A citizen on Twitter brought into the attention of DC Islamabad the fact that about 6 of the company’s employees had already been confirmed positive and 4 more have been confirmed in today’s testing. She also said that the company administration did not allow the employees to work from the safety of their homes and had imposed a ridiculous demand on them to work from office, even though it did not mean a difference since all their work is carried out on electronic devices.
Sir, it is to let you know that an IT company in I-8 sector, Broadpeak Techonologies has 6 positive Corona cases and 4 of them are diagnosed today. The owners are not allowing employees to work from home.
Kindly take action.
— Maina Shahid (@MainaTulip) June 15, 2020
DC Islamabad responded with the complaint being “noted” and further tagged DHO Zaeem Zia and Civil Servant Mehreen Baloch. An immediate action was launched against the company and a raid was conducted verifying the complaints. Later on in the day, a news came flying on the social media that DC Islamabad and his team had sealed the Broadpeak Technologies I-8 Islamabad branch.
People Are Commending DC Islamabad
People have been absolutely astounded by the speed of action taken by DC Islamabad and his team, which is entirely contrary to the typical response time of governments, especially via a social media platform.
Check the response speed
— Usman (@usmanshehzad90) June 16, 2020
This comes as a great sign because companies like these leach out all the juice they can from their employees while providing them not even the basics of personal security. It is sad that companies of international stature in Pakistan do not refrain from putting their employees’ lives at risk. It is about time solid and collective action is taken against these mega-giant companies.
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