LABOUR LAW ABUSE EX­POSED Re­trenchees can at­tach com­pany prop­erty, ex­perts re­veal

Chronicle (Zimbabwe) - - Front Page - Fidelis Mun­y­oro

LABOUR law ex­perts say it is not all doom and gloom for work­ers in the wake of the Supreme Court rul­ing giv­ing em­ploy­ers the right to fire work­ers on three month no­tice.

In cir­cum­stances where com­pa­nies fail to hon­our obli­ga­tions such as re­trench­ment pack­ages, salary ar­rears and pen­sions among oth­ers, the labour ex­perts said, work­ers im­me­di­ately be­come cred­i­tors and they were em­pow­ered by the law to ap­ply for se­ques­tra­tion of the com­pany.

Se­ques­tra­tion is the tak­ing of some­one’s prop­erty, vol­un­tar­ily (by de­posit) or in­vol­un­tar­ily (by seizure), by court agents or into the pos­ses­sion of a third party, await­ing the out­come of a trial in which own­er­ship of that prop­erty is at is­sue.

Labour law ex­pert Mr Caleb Mucheche, said the

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