Hevecam lays off 1,037 employees

Business in Cameroon | As announced on June 26th, Hevea Cameroun (Hevecam), a subsidiary of the British group Corrie MacColl specialized in rubber production, laid off part of its staff at the beginning of July.

According to the lists published by the company, 1,037 employees have been laid off for “economic reasons” out of a total workforce of 5,945. The bulk of the dismissed employees are rubber bleeding personnel, “miscellaneous personnel,” and administrative staff, including translators.

On June 26, the company’s top management informed staff representatives of the criteria used to determine the order of redundancies: the impact of the reorganization, non-productive professional skills, seniority in the company, above 180 months of contributions to social security, aged 55 years old, family responsibilities, etc.

Created in 1975 and privatized in December 1996, Hevecam is a public limited company with a capital of CFAF 15.7 billion. It is located on the Niété site, 40 km from Kribi, in the south of the country. Its plantation covers an area of 42,000 ha.

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  1. This aryan economic model of laying of workers when business is slow is a disaster. This explains why crime is so prevalent in the aryan world. What do they think the workers will become after being laid off? What about thier families? But you may ask what should the African approach of Capitalism be? Lets take for example that my company is producing corn, sunflower, and sugarcane all transformed to finished products. But suddenly a competitor comes in and find a strategy to produce and market by products from corn cheaper than us driving us out of business? How do i then maintain the same number of workers having lost part of our revenue to a competitor. By exploring a new sector for example the production and marketing of ceramics.

  2. In this case the workers will be retrained and employed in the new sector. This is why for an industry to be successful, it must have activities in different sectors from food production and processing to cosmetics, construction, banking, etc. It enables the company to exit any sector where it is not able to compit.workers must be flexible enough to adapt to changes by moving from one job to the other. It is the companies responsibility to provide in training to its workers not the government as priscribed by the aryan model. Laying off workers in what we shall call the African model is impossible. Except in extreme cases.

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