Motor vehicle dealer CMC Group has announced plans to lay off 169 of its employees.
The employees affected are in both management and unionisable categories with the company intending to undertake the redundancy in 3 phases between the second and fourth quarter of 2023.
The first phase of the layoffs will take effect on April 25.
“Please note that employees who work in Admin & Support, Finance, IT, Legal, Logistics, Senior Management, Parts, Procurement, Projects, Sales, and Service departments will be affected by the redundancy,” said CMC Group Managing Director Sakib Eltaff in a letter addressed to the Amalgamated Union of Kenya Metal Workers.
Eltaff attributed the layoffs to Ford, Suzuki and Mazda terminating their distributorship contracts with CMC Group.
Eltaff however insisted that all employees facing the axe will be paid their terminal dues in accordance with their contracts of employment.