22 January 2018
   
Kasukuwere begs ED for forgiveness: official
Chinamasa to divert wages to devolution
Dump Mugabe regalia, Zanu PF official
Mugabe exploited my illiteracy: Mujuru
Engineers group to expose fake degrees
Grandpa, 83, says minor pestered him for sex
Poet poses as Zimra officer, blows $35k
Chocked as 2kg's of cocaine tested in court
MORE NEWS
Gemmology center in Mutare soon
NRZ loss as gold miners damage rail line
MORE BUSINESS
Unpaid Mr ugly reports sponsors to ZRP
Zim author releases new book in USA
MORE SHOWBIZ
Anger as Dembare approach City player
Cricket: ICC clears Zimbabwe's Vitori
MORE SPORTS
Mnangagwa’s ‘New’ Zim merits support
Zhuwao: kleptocracy and EDiots in Davos
MORE OPINION
 
Mnangagwa off to Davos empty handed
Economy: the need for a paradigm shift
MORE COLUMNISTS
 
 
Border Timbers ordered to reinstate workers
12/11/2013 00:00:00
by The Source
 
 
RELATED STORIES
Banks block Border Timbers administration
Germans sue Zim at international court
Border Timbers seeks protection
Company retrenches 800, more could go
Radar looks to conclude UBM disposal

THE Labour Court has ordered Border Timbers to reinstate 70 workers at its Mutare factories, saying their termination in March this year was unlawful, a workers union said on Tuesday.

The affected workers were engaged on fixed-term contracts since the year 2000 and were owed $23 000 in salary arrears.

“The dismissals were deemed unfair in that the employer deliberately failed to implement section 11 of Statutory Instrument 269 of 2000 which stipulated that all contract workers shall be regarded as permanent after one year’s continuous employment from the date of initial engagement,” said the Zimbabwe Furniture and Allied Trades Workers Union (ZFTATU) eastern regional officer, Ezekiel Ngorima.

“The management also violated Section 12 (3) the Labour Act, which says casual workers shall be deemed to have become an employee on a contract of employment without limit of time on the day that his period of engagement with a particular employer exceeds a total of six weeks in any four consecutive months,” he said.

Border Timbers has two processing factories in Mutare, which produce sawn timber, poles and other value added products such as doors, flooring and black boards mainly for export.

The judgement was made last month, but was availed to the union last week.

Border Timber officials were not immediately available to comment.


Advertisement


 
Email this to a friend Printable Version Discuss This Story
Share this article:

Digg it

Del.icio.us

Reddit

Newsvine

Nowpublic

Stumbleupon

Face Book

Myspace

Fark

 
 
 
comments powered by Disqus
 
RSS NewsTicker