Tuskys fires staff in company restructruring

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Retailer Tuskys has fired  employees following a major re-organization of the firm’s strategy that saw the restructuring of various departments.

In a letter addressed to individual staff members and copied to the Nairobi Labour Office and the Secretary General to the Kenya Union of Commercial, Food and Allied Workers (KUCFAW), the retailer says it is constrained forcing it to lay off some of its staff.

“Regretfully, you are among the employees whom Tusker Mattresses Limited can no-longer continue to offer employment and will terminate your employment contract with effect from March 19, 2020 on account of redundancy,” reads one of the letter’s.

Affected staff will receive one month’s salary and further take home pay for any untaken leave days and severance with the termination dues being collected on April 4.

The supermarket, boasts 65 branches across Kenya and Uganda and has a staff base of over 6000 employees while further enlisting nearly 800 independent suppliers.