In restructuring process,UB terminates around 150 senior, mid-level employees
In the midst of uncertain demand outlook for beer industry, maker of the Kingfisher beer United Breweries (UB) has laid off some of its senior and mid-level employees to ensure lean, efficient and future-ready organisational structure according to media reports.
It is reported that 150 employees have been laid off. The company said that these layoffs have taken place after a comprehensive review of the organisational structure. The number of laid-off employees comprise 5 per cent of the beer maker’s almost 3,000 strong workforce.
The employees who have been laid off have been provided with support like severance benefits, access to outplacement services, health benefits and counselling services.
Heineken which now acquired controlling stake in “United Breweries Ltd, reviewed its organisation structure to ensure it is lean, efficient and future-ready in light of the rapidly evolving market circumstances. It is a result of a comprehensive review of the organisation structure which is a part of a broader project that began last year. As an outcome of this review, some positions have been impacted and those colleagues have been extended support including severance benefits, access to outplacement services, health benefits, and counselling services through this transition,” a UB spokesperson told BusinessToday.In.
Earlier this year, the ownership of United Breweries had passed on to Heineken, the Dutch multinational.