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Former Makasutu Wildlife employee claims wrongful dismissal

Jul 18, 2012, 1:29 PM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

Ousman Bah, a plaintiff, yesterday testified against his former employer, Makasutu Wildlife Trust, at the Industrial Tribunal in Kanifing.

The plaintiff filed a suit claim against the defendant for D60,000 for unpaid wages, breach of contracts, and wrongful termination of his service.

The plaintiff, in his evidence, said he was employed by the defendant in October 2003, which employment letter he tendered as exhibit and was admitted.

According to him, on 31 September 2005, after the expiration of his contract, he was moved by the defendant to the Makasutu Wildlife project.

He told the tribunal that from 2006, payment of his salaries was not regular, as a result, he wrote down what was paid and what was not.

Asked by the court where he got the figures, the plaintiff said he got them from the payment of his salary slips, adding that some months were paid in full and some months half.

Payment slips from July 2007 to December 2009 were tendered by the plaintiff and admitted in evidence

“In 2008, I received full salary up to March and D1, 000 in April,” the witness told the tribunal, adding that he did not receive any salary till the end of the year.

Payment vouchers from January to March 2008 were provided and tendered in evidence.

According to him, he only received D1, 000 each month from January to April till the end of the year.

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