Laid-off Twitter African team ‘ghosted’ without severance pay
laid off as part of a global cost-cutting measure after Elon Musk’s acquisition have not received any severance than seven months since leaving the company, several sources
In late May, the former employees, who were based in the Ghanaian capital Accra, accepted Twitter’s (TWTR) offer to pay them threeworth of severance, the cost of repatriating foreign staff and legal expenses incurred during negotiations with the they have not received the money or any further said.
“They literally ghosted us,” one former Twitter Africa employee told CNN.
“Although Twitter has eventually settled former staff in other locations, Africa staff have still been left in the lurch despite us eventually agreeing to specific negotiated terms.”
The former employees say they reluctantly agreed to the severance package without benefits, even though it was less
“Twitter was non-responsive until we agreed to the three months because we were all so stressed and exhausted and tired of the uncertainty, reluctant to take on the extraof a court case so we felt we had no choice but to
According to Carla Olympio, anthe former employees, the last communication from Twitter or its lawyers was in May, shortly was agreed.
Twitter for comment on the status of the severance package for the former employees in the Ghana office but received an automated response – a poop emoji. It’s unclear whether Twitter still has a media relations department.
In March, Musk tweeted that Twitter would respond to all press inquiries with the poop emoji. Hethe social media platform in October.
Ghana’s Ministry of Employment and Labor Relations for comment. A spokesperson said theyinvestigating the claims.
Whether Ghanaian authorities can compel Twitter to comply with the settlement is uncertain. The former employees and theirsay the offer was never finalized.