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88.2 Sanyu FM staff fired over pay cut strike as Salvado replaces Fatboy

By Michael Nampala 11 Jun 2020 09:00 AM EAT

The Man from Ombokolo, comedian Patrick Idringi aka Salvado has replaced Fatboy at Sanyu FM's Morning Breakfast show that airs from 6:00am to 10:00am. The radio station was the whole of yesterday playing non stop music and running adverts as the disgruntled staffers dashed to Twitter to pour out their frustrations over COVID-19 salary cuts.

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Sanyu FM's The Breakfast show host James Onen aka Fatboy quits after 21 years in service


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The streets of Twitter have a new trending topic which could dominate the top spot for the next couple of hours if not days.

Sanyu FM staff took to the official Twitter page to express their dissatisfaction over what they are terming as unfair dismissal.

"You may have heard that we have been unfairly fired for a sit down strike protesting a 25% pay cut. We are considering legal action against Sanyu FM for wrongful/unfair dismissal."

The fired staff now want to engage with management, they also want to be treated fairly according to the tweets that were doing the rounds on Twitter.

The source is quick to add that using Twitter as the first form of communication was because they were treated unfairly leaving them with no choice, they hope the management can negotiate with them as they cease the Twitter fire.

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James Onen aka Fatboy who has worked with the radio station for over 2 decades confirmed that it was true, he was fired.

"Yes, it's true. I was fired today from Sanyu FM," Fatboy tweeted.


As of this morning, Comedian Patrick Salvador, The man from Ombokolo, was on air busy doing the breakfast show, though many were of the view that the shoes were too big for him to feel something that he did not dispute.

"You have very big shoes to fill..." Most have said to me. First off... It’s very disrespectful for people to think I can even attempt to fill a legends shoe... Fatboy is a LEGEND... I’m coming with my own shoes."

Radio personalities have been weighing in on this development.

"In the 90s, Radio Sanyu (now SANYU FM) Presenters went on strike. Protesting low wages. Thomas Katto, the owner got rid of the entire lot. Most moved moved to CBS FM which had just been opened by Peter Sematimba," Allan Kasujja tweeted.

The Sanyu FM Tweets

The Sanyu FM Tweets of the affected staff complaining over unfair dismissal


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