Twitter has lastly agreed to take a seat down and renegotiate the severance phrases with its sacked workers within the African workplace.
Because the story goes, the Twitter staff were laid off within the recent purge by Elon Musk when he purchased and took over the social media firm. The corporate let go of fifty% of its workforce.
Sadly for the African workers primarily based in Ghana, that they had solely been in operation for about twelve months and even launched the workplace lately. The truth is they solely spent three days bodily within the workplace earlier than they acquired that dreaded e mail and have been locked out of the corporate’s servers.
As unlucky as that was, the staff realised that there was no negotiation with them on their severance pay. Elon Musk had tweeted that “everybody exited was provided 3 months of severance, which is 50% greater than legally required.”
The African workers stated that the group was not provided 3 months however informed through e mail in early November that they’d be paid till their final day of employment — December 4 and they’ll proceed to obtain full pay and advantages through the 30-day discover interval.
The laid-off staff then employed a lawyer and despatched a letter to tTwitter demanding that it complies with Ghana’s labour legal guidelines and supplies them with further severance pay and different related advantages. They accused Twitter of “intentionally and recklessly flouting the legal guidelines of Ghana” and attempting to “silence and intimidate” them after firing them.
The affected staff additionally petitioned the Ghanaian authorities to compel Twitter to “adhere to the legal guidelines of Ghana on redundancy and supply the staff a good and simply negotiation and redundancy pay.”
Not a lot was heard from Twitter till CNN’s Larry Madowo carried a narrative on this improvement.
It appeared that this did the trick as Twitter has now agreed to renegotiate the phrases of severance. Larry reported recently that the sacked employees’ lawyer confirmed that Twitter has lastly agreed to barter with the laid-off Africa group.
We hope each events would be capable of attain an amicable answer as quickly as potential.