Business General

GIBA to meet labour unions after newsroom job cuts has learned that the Ghana Independent Broadcasters Association (GIBA) will soon publish findings on the reported mass retrenchment exercise at various media houses in the country.

It was reported last week that Groupe Nduom that owns media outlets, Ahomka FM in the Central Region, Today Newspaper, Eezy FM, Adehyia FM and TV Africa owned by Ideal Group have laid off staff in what has been termed as a restructuring exercise.

President of GIBA, Andrew Danso-Aninkora, says the Association is beginning talks with labour unions to get to the bottom of the lay-offs in the media.

“We will need to meet and find out and understand what is going on and put out a document,” he said on Joy FM.

Meanwhile the founder and Chairman of Groupe Nduom, Dr Papa Kwesi Nduom, has stated that he feels sad anytime an employee of his firm is retrenched.

“At Groupe Nduom, we have over 6,000 employees. Most of them work hard. They have families and they have hopes for a better future. I agonize over even one employee who has to go home because the business cannot support him or her,” he said in a Facebook post.

Dr. Nduom also called on the government to help local businesses that show seriousness about doing the right thing.

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