Tigo clarifies position on staff maternity leave

file photoTigo Ghana has directed Reliance Personnel Service, one of its out-sourcing agencies, to pay all female staff on maternity leave their full salaries and ensure that they return to their jobs after their timeout.

Nursing mothers are also to be allowed shorter working days.

These were contained in a statement issued by Chief Executive Officer of Tigo Ghana Roshi Motman after a crunch meeting on Wednesday, April 6.

It follows reports that Reliance Personnel Service has told female staff to be contracted for the telecommunications firm not to expect maternity leave or payment for such as part of a new policy.

“The policy is unfair and does not meet the standards of our commitment to diversity and inclusion especially at a time when the world is calling for gender parity to bridge the gender gap,” Ms Motman stated.

“As a company that has deep respect for transparency, diversity and equal opportunities, we will not tolerate any breaches in respect to our Suppliers Code of Conduct and/or higher standards.”

The CEO said Tigo Ghana will conduct an in-depth audit of some of its vendors and suppliers including Reliance Personnel Service “to ensure strict adherence and compliance to all our Service Level Agreements and Code of Conduct, without exception”.

By Emmanuel Kwame Amoh||Ghana

Twitter: @kwame_amoh

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