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Tribunal raises concern in Pro-Pag lawsuit delay

Nov 21, 2012, 9:13 AM | Article By: Yusuf Ceesay

The Chairman of the Industrial Tribunal in Kanifing, Magistrate Jallow, on Monday raised concern on the delay of proceedings in the ongoing lawsuit filed against Pro-Pag.

Pro-Pag was dragged to the tribunal by their former executive director, John Charles Njie.

When the case was called, chairman Jallow noted that the defendant’s counsel was seeking for a stand down of the matter, as she was engaged at the high court.

He noted that the tribunal was concerned that the matter last proceeded since July, adding that since he took over four months now, the matter did not proceed, which he said was unacceptable.

Magistrate Jallow further indicated that he does not know which side was responsible for the delay, saying that such delay would not be tolerated.

The case was then adjourned till 12 December 2012.

It would be recalled that the plaintiff’s claim against the defendant was for a declaration that the termination of the plaintiff’s employment by the defendant was unlawful.

John Charles Njie also claimed D372, 015, being damages for the unlawful termination or unfair dismissal of the plaintiff.

The claim also indicated the sum of D500, 000, being damages for breach of contract.

The sum of D104,025 had also been claimed by the plaintiff, being three months leave arrears for the years 2008 and 2010.

He further claimed D124, 005, being salary arrears for the months of June, July and August 2011, as well as percentage and cost.