ATL workers are not being laid off - Management of company

ATL workers are not being laid off - Management of company

- The management of the Akosombo Textiles Limited have denied media reports that it is laying off staff

- ATL says it is running a multi-track system because of the presence of machines in much of production

YEN.com.gh has been made aware of information that the Akosombo Textiles Limited is not laying off workers as previously reported in the media.

According to a letter signed by management of the company, the company is not looking to downsize labour.

The letter added that they are rather in the process of recruiting more staff. It further stated that the company was looking to run a multi-track system for the labour force because of the usage of machines.

Earlier last week, YEN.com.gh reported that the Akosombo Textiles Limited was laying off 200 workers.

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The letter we sighted read: "It has come to the notice of the management of Akosombo Textiles Limited (ATL) that a series of inaccurate stories have been making waves over the past few days."

"Management would like to inform its distinguished customers, the media, and the general public that it has not laid off 200 employees as reported. ATL has no plans to lay off its workers."

"It is also untrue that 600 workers of ATL have been sent home due to lack of raw materials. Our organization like any other that utilizes machinery, has scheduled times for production and maintenance. Our downtime ought not to be misreported as signs of layoff."

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It was disclosed last week by the spokesperson for the Coalition of Textile Workers in Ghana, John Kofi Abeka, in an interview with Accra-based Class FM that the company was laying off its workers.

According to him, all efforts had failed to yield an amicable settlement.

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