Globacom on Friday sacked 54 of its power engineers across the country. The company did not give any official reason for the sack.
The affected workers received official notification from the company that it no longer needed their services.
The notice of disengagement, it was gathered, also instructed them to submit their staff identification cards and customised Subscriber Identification Module cards with immediate effect.
The sack letter read in parts, “This serves to inform you that your services are no longer required by Globacom Limited.
“Consequently, you are advised to report to the Human Resources Manager, Globacom Manpower Services Limited, the outsourcing company, with immediate effect.
“You are also expected to hand over all company property (including SIM card, company ID, etc) issued to you during the course of your services with us.
“We wish you all the best in your future endeavours.”
One of the affected engineers described the sacking as a “huge shock.”
He said, “I can’t believe it is real… being told my services are no longer required without explicit reason. I am still in shock.
“For someone like me who has been working at Globacom for seven years and had been managing about 150 power stations for more than two years now, to be sacked in this manner is unacceptable.”