Feb 18, 2024

Sacked Twitter staff in Ghana finally get pay-off

X, formerly known as Twitter, has finally paid off the staff it sacked in its African headquarters more than a year after they were laid off, the agency which represents them has said. "They are very pleased to finally be able to get their due, put this behind them and look to the future," Carla Olympio from Agency Seven Seven told the BBC. Last year, sacked staffers told the BBC their treatment by X had harmed their mental health and their finances. The staff said they had been involved in a frustrating battle for compensation. When the news of Mr Musk's radical staff cull became public, he tweeted that laid-off employees were given three months' severance pay. According to Agency Seven Seven, X only began negotiations with the sacked Africa staff after the BBC covered the story.

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