One ff Africa’s largest retail company, Shoprite has announced the formal dismissal of over one hundred staff in Kenya. The dismissal of staff is expected to kick off on August 31, 2020.
Naija News learnt the retailer’s company made the announcement a few days after kick-starting a planned divestment from its Nigerian operation.
However, according to a report, Shoprite sent a notice to the Kenya Union of Commercial Food and Allied Workers (KUCFW).
Part of the notice said:
“Endeavour to continue trading at the Nyali branch is no longer viable. Financial and other data will be provided and discussed at a proposed meeting. It is contemplated that the intended date of termination on account of redundancy will be August 31, 2020. There are currently 115 persons employed at the branch of which 92 are members of KUCFW.”
More details: Earlier in April, Shoprite had also closed Karen Branch, Nairobi, laying off no less than 104 workers in the process. These closures will most likely constrain Shoprite’s expansion efforts across the East African country.
Source: Naija News