THE 187 Shabanie Mine workers who have been dismissed for participating in a strike last year have taken the asbestos company to the Labour Court in Gweru where they are challenging their dismissal.
One of the affected workers told Chronicle that the company had not followed the procedures when it dismissed them.
“A section of the Labour Act states that when a company decides to dismiss its workers it must first conduct a hearing and it must be that hearing which should rule that the worker or workers should be dismissed. The hearing is meant to afford employees a platform to defend themselves.
(Shabanie workers take company to court. Chronicle. September 15, 2010.)