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Africa Muslim Agency dragged to court

Jan 28, 2015, 9:58 AM | Article By: Dawda Faye

Modou Lamin Bojang, plaintiff, recently sued Africa Muslim Agency at the Kanifing Industrial Tribunal for unlawful termination of his service.

He is claiming recovery of the sum of D20, 160, being six months salary, for unlawful termination.

He also claimed recovery of the sum of D7,237 being 56 days leave arrears from 2009, 2010 and 2014.

Mr Bojang further claimed 25 per cent interest from date of filing the case to date of judgment, and costs.

He stated in his particulars of claim that he was at all material time working for the defendant as a driver for five years.

He indicated in his claim that in late July 2014, the vehicle under his control got a breakdown, adding that the vehicle was taken to a garage for maintenance for almost three months.

When the maintenance of the vehicle was completed, it was given to a new driver.

The claim indicated that on 1 October 2014, his service was terminated, adding that he wrote a letter to the defendant about the reason for his termination and was told that it was because he did not work for three months.

Mr Bojang said in his claim that he then reported the matter to the Labour Department, and a tripartite meeting was held, and the defendant was asked to pay him six months for unlawful termination and leave arrears, but to no avail.

Garba Cham, the Secretary General of The Gambia Workers’ Union, represented the plaintiff.