Coca-Cola Ghana to lay off workers

Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana Limited will lay off a number of workers due to challenges in business caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A memo dated August 31,2020 signed by the Business Unit Managing Director of the Company, Felix Gomis stated that, some employees were surplus to requirements thus causing redundancy in the company.

According to the memo which was addressed to all staff of the company, the Chief Labour Officer of the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations has already been informed of the company’s intention which will be carried out in accordance with the provisions of Section 65 of the Labour Act 2003 (ACT 651).

“After the Unions and the Management have agreed the terms and conditions of the severance, the details shall be communicated to the affected staff through their Line Managers.

“In the meantime, Management expects all staff to continue to carry out their obligations in accordance with the existing Collective Agreements and the Labour Act 2003 until the effective date of termination. Your usual cooperation in this process is anticipated to ensure an uneventful transition”.

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