In Summary
  • All jobs will be reviewed and employees are allowed to reapply, but only on contract terms.

Cash-strapped East African Portland Cement Company (EAPCC) will do away with all permanent jobs and only hire employees on contract terms in a drive to slash its wage bill.

In an updated notice on the company’s restructuring staff rationalisation programme, Acting Managing Director Stephen Nthei says all jobs will be reviewed and employees are allowed to reapply, but only on contract terms.

“At the end of the process, the current employees will apply for newly configured jobs as will be defined in the new structure on a contractual basis,” read a press statement from EAPC.

“This will reflect a performance-based appraisal system as the company crystallises on a plan to operate with not more than 600 persons. We highly regret the impact this will have on affected employees.”

The State-owned firm, with about 800 employees split into permanent and contractual terms, will terminate all existing job agreements in phases as it moves to cut costs.

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