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Pro-pag faces over D4M claim

Jun 25, 2012, 1:40 PM | Article By: Dawda Faye

Pro-Poor Advocacy Group (Pro-Pag) has been dragged to the Industrial Tribunal at Kanifing by Rohey Yata Sey-Corr, claiming D4,125,773.56 due for unlawful termination, social security contribution, redundancy allowances and redundancy notice.

Interest of 25 per cent has also been claimed by the plaintiff.

Rohey Yata Sey-Corr further claimed recovery for damages and compensation for unfair dismissal.

The plaintiff made claim for January salary from 1st to 15th for D14,040.79.

She also claimed for six months’ salary in lieu of notice from 15 January to 15 July 2012, including social security contribution of D165,489.42.

D136, 398 is also being claimed by the plaintiff for six months’ redundancy allowance from 15 January to 15 July 2012.

The plaintiff made claim of D54,558.20 for social security contribution arrears from September 2010, to December 2011.

Mrs Sey-Corr also claimed for salary up to retirement age with 5 per cent annual increment of D3,715,512.37.

On 20 June 2012, when the case was mentioned, the representative of the defendant, Mr Jobe, told the tribunal that their lawyer was out of the jurisdiction.

However, he accepted the claim made by the plaintiff for social security contribution arrears from September 2010, to December 2011, of D54,558.20.

Magistrate Ngube, as a result, entered judgement in favour of the plaintiff for the said sum.

The rest of the claims will be contested by both parties.

Garba Cham, secretary general of the Gambia Workers’ Union, represented the plaintiff.

The case continues on 4 July 2012, for hearing.

It would be recalled that John Charles Njie, former executive director of the organisation, also sued Pro-pag at the same tribunal for wrongful termination.