The Supreme Court earlier this month ruled that the national flag carrier Air Zimbabwe should reinstate the workers it fired 5 years ago after the Zuva Petroleum saga that changed labor laws drastically.
According to the publication, the Supreme Court upheld the labor court’s ruling and ordered that the workers be reinstated or be paid damages in lieu of reinstatement because their dismissals via three months’ termination notices were slipshod.
The development was confirmed by Air Zimbabwe lawyer Mr Mucheche, who said:
..this legal obligation for reinstatement of unfairly dismissed employees without loss of salary, benefits or payment of damages in lieu of reinstatement
Since the Supreme Court judgment is final and not appealable, the administrator is legally bound.
Employers have had a huge backlog of back pay wages and benefits over the past five years to pay the over 300 reinstated employees.
Air Zimbabwe has even notified fired workers that the reinstatement letters are ready for collection. MDC Alliance leader Nelson Chamisa was one of the lawyers working on the case when the landmark ruling was made in 2016.
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