COVID-19 effect: Coca-Cola Ghana to lay off workers
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COVID-19 effect: Coca-Cola Ghana to lay off workers

- Coca-Cola Ghana is set to lay off some workers

- The company says it has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic

- The company has informed the Employment and Labour Ministry of their decision

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The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana Limited has served notice that it will be laying off some of its employees in the coming weeks.

According to a statement sighted by YEN.com.gh,the company said it has done this due to collapse in business following the COVID-19 pandemic which has hit it so hard.

The internal memo which is dated August 31, 2020, and signed by the Business Unit Managing Director WAC of the Company, Felix Gomis, revealed that the layoff is the only way the business can survive.

COVID-19 effect: Coca-Cola Ghana to lay off workers

COVID-19 effect: Coca-Cola Ghana to lay off workers. Source: Graphic.com.gh
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Graphic.com.gh also states that the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana Limited has informed the Chief Labour Officer of the Ministry of Employment and Labour Relations and other labour unions of its decision.

"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.

The company said it has engaged the Unions and have agreed on terms and conditions of the severance of the staff that will go home.

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Management of Coca-Cola Ghana says it 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.

YEN.com.gh earlier reported that an Accra High Court on Tuesday, September 1, 2020, dismissed an application by MTN seeking to quash the directive of the National Communication Authority to classify it as a significant market player in the telecommunications industry.

The court, in a 33-page ruling, dismissed the case while awarding a cost of GHc10,000 against MTN.

Citinewsroom.com reports that by the decision of the court, presided over by Justice Samuel Asiedu, the NCA can now take measures to promote competition to protect the interest of other mobile service operators and consumers.

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