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100 Vodaphone Ghana staff laid off over restructuring

About 100 staff at Vodafone Ghana have been laid off by the telecommunications company over a restructuring exercise. 

The exercise will take effect from October 2019, Graphic Online reports.

According to the report, the affected staff and management have already began an agreement on the severance packages.

However some workers who are reportedly unhappy about their severance package.

External Affairs Director of Vodafone Ghana, Mr Gayheart Mensah explained that the company was restructuring “how it operates in order to remain fit-for-purpose, agile and nimble.”

This, he indicated was to enhance efficiency and competitiveness and ensure a sustainable operation that delivers an exciting future – the promise Vodafone makes to its customers.”

“The restructuring involves consolidation and alignment of various roles in the organisation. The aim is to improve the various points at which Vodafone touches its customers, streamline the go-to-market approach and position the company to take advantage of new opportunities in the industry,” Mr Mensah explained.

He added: “The exercise will have implications for some roles in the organisation. Vodafone assures that employees in the impacted roles will be treated with respect and decency and in accordance with the country’s labour laws and the Collective Bargaining Agreement (CBA) of the company.”

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