Kaluwa v Vizara Plantations (IRC 32of 2007)) (NULL) [2007] MWIRC 48 (24 July 2007);

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IN THE INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS COURT OF MALAWI


MZUZU REGISTRY


MATTER NO. IRC 32 OF 2007


BETWEEN

KALUWA………………….. ……………...................................................APPLICANT


-and-

VIZARA PLANTATIONS…………………..…………………………RESPONDENT


CORAM: R. Zibelu Banda (Ms); Chairperson
Applicant; present
Respondent; Banda; Field Manager
Bondo; Official Interpreter

ORDER

Upon hearing the applicant and upon hearing the responses from the respondent the court finds that the applicant had his services terminated but he was not paid severance allowance. The respondent conceded and upon this admission, the court awards the applicant MK 4 875-00 representing severance allowance for the two full years that he worked for the respondent at a salary of MK 3 250-00 per month.


The applicant further prayed for repatriation. The respondent admitted its obligation and are ordered to make arrangements to take the applicant back to his village.


These orders are effective within seven days of this date. Any party aggrieved by this decision has the right of appeal to the High Court within 30 days of this decision. Appeal lies only on matters of law and jurisdiction and not facts: See section 65 (2) of the Labour Relations Act 1996.


Made this 24th day of July 2007 at MZUZU.



Rachel Zibelu Banda

CHAIRPERSON