The Plaintiffs herein who were all former employees of the Defendant company commenced the current action by filing writ of summons accompanied with a statement of claim on 5th August, 2010 against the Defendant for the following reliefs:
A declaration that pursuant to the judgment of the Court of Appeal in Civil Appeal No. 111/237/2007 entitled Industrial & Commercial Workers Union v. Paper Conversion Co. Ltd. dated 6th November. 2008 and to Section 65(2) of the Labour Act, 2003 (Act 651) and Article 28(6) of the relevant Collective Bargaining Agreement between the parties the Defendant is legally bound to enter into negotiation with the Plaintiff the modalities and quantum for the payment of the severance awards of the Plaintiffs upon the declaration of redundancy by the Defendant.
A declaration that the failure or refusal by the Defendant to negotiate and agreed a formula or quantum for the payment of the severance awards of the Plaintiffs despite persistent requests by t…