VODAFONE sacks 33 Sales Managers

Telecommunictions giant, Vodafone Ghana has dismissed 33 Territory Sales Managers, can state authoritatively.

The affected staff who are across the country are being made redundant effective 2nd August 2017, but they have been directed to exit the firm on May 2, 2017.

A copy of the dismissal letter intercepted by this website and signed by Agnes Essah, Director, Consumer Business Unit, explained that the staff have had to be laid off due to a restructuring exercise ongoing at the Consumer Business Unit of the company.

The firm has elected to pay in lieu of the three months notice period from 2nd May to 2nd August the gross sum of each affected staff’s salary. By way of disengagement from the company the affected staff will receive his/her exit payment of 3 months basic salary for each year of service and 1- month basic salary for each year of service based on the staff’s current salary.

But what the affected staff see as an anomaly and disrespective to them is the fact that as senior staff, they never had personal negotiations with Vodafone Ghana before the exit package was prepared.

“We were not informed prior to the package being put together, we were called on phone and the next day the forms were brought to us and we were asked to sign. It was really an ambush,” one of the affected staffwho spoke to on condition of anonymity alleged.

The affected staff see the development as a clear anomaly and an infringment of the Labour Act – 2003 (ACT 651), Section 65, which stipulates that redundancy pay and the terms and conditions of payment are subject to negotiation between the employer or representative of the employer on the one hand and the worker or the trade union concerned on the other.

The aggrieved staff are readying themselves for a court action as they believe they’ve been unfairly treated by the Communication giant after rendering dedicated service for several years.



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