Former employees of Twitter in Ghana are facing an uncertain future after being laid off in November and left without severance pay. The workers, who were let go as part of cost-cutting measures implemented by new owner Elon Musk, have not heard from the company in three months, according to sources. In an effort to reduce expenses, Twitter terminated most of its staff at its only African office. However, the severance packages offered to the employees in Ghana fell short of legal requirements. Under Ghanaian employment law, workers are entitled to redundancy pay and a three-month notice period before being laid off. However, the Twitter employees in Accra reportedly received less than a month’s notice. Negotiations between the former employees and the company were met with resistance, with several compensation requests being rejected. Eventually, the workers settled for a compromised severance offer, hoping to bring the dispute to a close. However, since accepting the offer in May, they have not received any communication from Twitter.
The affected employees, who have chosen to remain anonymous, expressed frustration and disappointment with the situation. They claim that Twitter has not acted in good faith and only started negotiations after the issue gained international attention. The lack of response from the company has left the employees struggling to cover their expenses and support their families. Despite Elon Musk’s $44 billion acquisition of Twitter, the company has experienced a decline in advertising revenue and continues to face financial challenges. Additionally, competition from Meta’s Threads platform poses further pressure on Twitter’s market position. What do you think about the situation at Twitter? And will the company address their employees in Ghana?
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