Coca-Cola Ghana to lay off staff

The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana Limited has served notice of its intension to lay off workers due to challenges exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic.

A memo to the staff dated 31 August 2020, said the Chief Labour Officer of the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations has already been informed of the company’s intention.

“In accordance with Section 65 (2), all affected employees shall receive a ‘Redundancy Pay’ and in lieu of notice, payment shall be made for the notice period, where necessary”.

“The leadership of the respective Trade Unions, ICU and UNICOF, have in accordance with law been notified, and management will be with them to discuss the terms and conditions of the severance,” the memo said.

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

The company said the move has become necessary to keep the business viable.

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