“I have already expressed my hope that the Disney organization will continue to provide reasonable compensation and support to its many loyal employees in the spirit of the company that my grandfather was so proud of,” he told the Daily Beast. He added that it is the “right thing to do in these difficult times.”
The company did not immediately return CNN Business’s request for comment. Lund is currently involved in a decade-long legal battle over his legacy with trustees of his mother’s property.
Lund is the second high profile person connected to the Disney family to publicly slam the entertainment company into his treatment of workers. Abigail Disney, the granddaughter of Walt Disney’s brother, Roy Disney, replied to the company theft news in April, tweeting: “WHAT DOES THE FACT DO ?????”
Walt Disney Co. announced in April that it was launching employees “whose jobs are not needed at the moment”. The coronavirus pandemic has forced an important pillar of Disney’s operations to suspend operations, including its parks, resorts and entertainment productions. Over 75% of the company’s 223,000 employees work for the Parks and Products division.
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