June 19, 2024

Redundancy Extra-gratuity: MWUN Wins Court Case Against INTELS

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Redundancy Extra-gratuity: MWUN Wins Court Case Against INTELS

By Okezie Nnadi

The Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) under the leadership of Comrade (Prince) Adewale Adeyanju, fnli, HFCPSP, recently won the court case against Intels.

Intels, who is the principal employer of the AMS contract staff had initially paid redundancy extra – gratuity to its 34 permanent staff and declined negotiation with the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria (MWUN) inorder to pay same money to the other 599 contract AMS staff affected by the same redundancy exercise.

In view of the forgoing, the court has ordered in its ruling against Intels and AMS to negotiate with the Union and pay the said extra-gratuity to all the 599 affected workers as was done to its permanent staff.

The court also ruled that it was wrong for Industrial Arbitration Panel (IAP) to agree to state the amount workers should be paid without negotiation ; hence, the trade dispute that was declared by the Union because of Intels’ refusal to come for a round table negotiation which was the exact reason Intels’ non compromising stance was referred to IAP.

The Union has however, won the court case against Intels to negotiate and to do the needful with the Union so that the unpaid extra – gratuity be given to the affected workers as was initially called for by the Union.

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