The management of Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana has announced plans to lay off a significant number its workers due to what it describes as operational challenges.
In that regard, the management says it will soon meet the executives of industrial and Commercial Workers Union (ICU) and the Union of Industry, Commerce and Finance (UNICOF) over intended redundancy exercise which is expected to affect dozens of workers.
The beverage firm, in a press statement signed by the Business Unit Managing Director for WAC, Feix Gomis attributed the move to the effect of the coronavirus pandemic coupled with numerous industry actions.
“It has become necessary to introduce major changes which will keep the business viable but will also make some employees redundant,” the statement said.
The company explained that it has accordingly notified the Chief Labour Officer at about the impending exercise.
“In accordance with the provision of Section 65 of the Labour Act 2003 (Act 651), management has notified the Chief Labour Officer of the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations of the company’s intention to declare a Redundancy which will affect the employment of a number of employees,” the statement said.
It further explained that after an agreement has been reached between unions and management over the terms and conditions of the severance, details shall then be communicated to the affected staff through their line managers.
The statement however urged employees of the company to remain calm and carry out their obligations in accordance with the existing Collective Agreement and the Labour Act until the effective date of termination.
Benjamin Nana Appiah/adrdaily.com