September 18, 2020
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Coca-Cola Bottling Company-Ghana to lay off workers as COVID-19 hits hard

A number of employees of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana Limited, will soon be discharged of their duties.

This was announced in a statement signed by the Business Unit Managing Director WAC of the Company, Felix Gomis.

According to the statement, this declaration of redundancy has come about due to challenges faced by the company over the years “exacerbated by the COVID-19 scourge and the numerous industrial actions experienced in the last few months”.

The statement said “In accordance with the provisions 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”.

This development will however be implemented after the leadership of the respective trades unions have agreed to the terms and conditions of the severance.

Meanwhile, until the effective date of their “termination” is released, the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana is asking its staff to “continue to carry out their obligations”.

 

Workers of Coca-Cola Ghana protest against removal of MD

In January this year, workers of the Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Ghana embarked on a protest against the removal of the company’s Managing Director, Seth Adu-Baah.

The workers accused the company of unfair treatment against Ghanaian managers.

Seth Adu-Baah, who has worked with the company for 18 years, served as MD of Coca Cola in Sierra Leone, The Gambia and Ghana, before he was allegedly forced out of the company by the Regional Head of the company.

Source: Business