INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COURT OF MALAWI
NO. IRC 14 OF 2004
- CORAM: R. Zibelu
Banda (Ms); Chairperson
A Nyirenda (Ms.);
Asistant Registrar (Mzuzu High Court) Applicant; Present
benefits-Severance allowance-Leave grant-Notice pay-Overtime.
applicant claimed terminal benefits in the form of severance
allowance. He said he was employed in 1995 and that at the time
termination in October 2000, he was receiving MK 8 000-00 per month.
The respondents witness could not say whether this money
or not. He could not even tell how much the applicant was receiving
as salary at the time of termination. The court orders
applicant be paid severance allowance for the five years that he
worked for the respondent, representing 2 weeks wages
for each year
of service at a salary of MK 8 000-00 per month. The applicant
claimed leave grant which he said he never got. The
court orders that
MK 1000-00 leave grant be paid to the applicant as claimed. This
order is with immediate effect. He did not pursue
the other claims.
would like to condemn the respondents representative who seemed to
know nothing about the case. He was unprepared and
useless as a
witness. In future the respondent should try to prepare for their
cases to avoid embarrassment.
aggrieved by this decision is at liberty to appeal to the High Court
within 30 days of this judgment.
Pronounced this 31st
day of January 2007 at BLANTYRE.