Twitter staff in Ghana fired

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All but one Twitter staff in Ghana has been fired, more than a week after billionaire Elon Musk took over the Tech company.

An email to staff from the Director People Services, Fidelma Callaghan, explained that the move is coming as “the company is re-organizing its operations as a result of a need to reduce costs.”

The employment termination emails were sent to the Ghana employee’s personal accounts since they had been denied access to their work ones.

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In the notice, staff was warned not to “contact or deal with any customers, clients, authorities, banks, suppliers or other employees of the company and are required to inform the company if contacted”.

Although the last day at work for the affected staff will be 4 December, they have been cautioned against seeking any other employment before the date.

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“You must ensure that the company knows where you will be and how you can be contacted during each working day to ensure your availability during the transition of responsibilities,” the notice reads.

One of those affected is Bernard Kafui Sokpe, senior partner manager, who had taken to his Twitter account to announce his exit from the company.

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A part of Sokpe’s tweet read: “It’s been a year working at a place I never imagined I’ll ever get to work. I’m glad that I could represent Africa & I didn’t let us down.”

Under Ghana’s employment law, at least three months’ notice of termination is required and redundancy pay, which is to be negotiated between the organization, and the employee or trade union, is mandatory.

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