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 Metro TV Ghana, a privately owned free to air television station in Ghana has laid off 45 staff, TheNewsGhCom, has confirmed.

Sources within the company disclosed that the affected persons who are support staff of the company were laid off last week and there are reports more could go this week.

It is gathered that the local union-led them to demand voluntary redundancy from the Group, which was granted by management at a time it is preparing to roll out new programs for its viewers as parts of efforts to reposition themselves in the market.

This comes barely a week after TV3 Network owned by Media General Group also fired 25 staff in its latest retrenchment exercise.

Affected staff according to TheNewsGh.Com sources, started receiving their dismissal letters on Friday October 26, 2018 with notable persons like Station Head of 3FM, Ackah Kwarteng affected.

So far some staff of Onua FM, 3Fm and Marketing Department have been given letters and will also receive a two-month salary in lieu of notice contrary to the labour laws which indicates requires a three-months salary in lieu of notice.

Background

Metro TV since its inception in 1997, successfully established its brand as Ghana’s second largest broadcasting station, by providing national coverage to all Ten Regional Capitals in Ghana.

Metro TV over the last couple of years have had turbulent times. However, the station seems to have found its rhythm with KBL’s acquisition of Media TV which partly owns Metro TV about two years ago and the station seems to be making some subtle changes on screen which makes it quite refreshing to watch and to stay tuned to the station.

Source:MyNewsGh.com

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