The business tycoon and Tesla CEO has only been in charge of Twitter for a week, and now it appears like Twitter’s operations in Africa are about to be discontinued.
The massive social networking company, run by Elon Musk, has let go almost all of its Ghanaian employees. A BBC source claims that all but one of the team’s twenty members had been let go.
Ghanaian Twitter employees were cautioned to prepare for a potential wave of layoffs as the warning signals were about to appear.
“The corporation is restructuring its operations in order to cut expenses,” Read Fidelma Callaghan’s email to the staff, Director of People Services.
After being denied access to their jobs, the Ghanaian employees received termination emails in their personal accounts.
This action follows a string of related occurrences that started with Elon’s purchase of Twitter. Elon Musk has pledged to reduce costs since taking a major share in the business, and one method he is accomplishing this is by firing staff.
Around 7000 people were employed by Twitter before Elon took over. Elon intends to reduce this number by at least 50%. His first action as CEO of Twitter was to fire a few senior executives. Since then, he has gone on a firing frenzy and eliminated entire markets in order to implement his plan.
He reportedly laid off roughly 90% of the Twitter employees in India, according to recent reports. About 200 Twitter employees worked in the nation before being reduced to 12 over the weekend.
Staff were advised not to “contact or deal with any customers, clients, authorities, banks, suppliers, or other employees of the company and are obligated to tell the company if approached” in the termination of employment notice.
It goes without saying that the impacted workers are incensed, and as one employee from Ghana observed, the action was extremely demeaning.
The Ghanaian employees were notified that it would be their final day on the job on December 4 and cautioned against looking for work before then.
For the company to know that you will be available during the change in responsibilities, you must make sure they know where you will be and how to reach you each working day. The message appears.
Ghanaian employment law mandates a minimum of three months’ notice before termination. Additionally, it calls for the negotiation of redundancy pay between the employer and the worker or labor union.