February 1, 2023

More than a week after tech startup Twitter was acquired by billionaire Elon Musk, Twitter has sacked almost all of its employees in Ghana.

The nearly 20-man crew had just one member left, a source informed the BBC.

“The company is re-organising its operations as a result of a need to reduce costs,” read the email to staff from Fidelma Callaghan, Director of People Services.

Mr Musk promised to make big changes at Twitter including laying off workers worldwide.

According to a publication we sighted on BBC, we learned that the employment termination emails were sent to the Ghana employees’ personal accounts having been denied access to their work ones.

The termination of employment notice warned staff 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”.

“It’s very insulting. The entire thing. From the mail to the lack of next steps to the tone of the letter. Just everything. Ridiculously insulting,” an affected staff told the BBC.

The letter told staff that their last day at work will be 4 December, but warned them against seeking any other employment before the date.

“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.

Additionally, it calls for the organization, the worker or union, and redundancy pay to be agreed. Twitter made an announcement to create its first office in Africa last year, but its dedication to the region is now in doubt.

SOURCE: www.Ghbase.com

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