Mombasa County Assembly sermon EPZ management for “sacking” over 2000 workers

Mombasa County Assembly sermon EPZ management for “sacking” over 2000 workers

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Mombasa County Assembly has ordered the committees of Labour, Environment, Health and Justice to investigate claims that EPZ management has sacked over 2000 workers without notice.

Deputy speaker Mwasaba Rashid gave the orders after nominated MCA Mohamed Hatimy, presented a notice on the matter.

The MCAs on Tuesday urged the house to step in and hold responsible the leadership of the company.

“Mr. Speaker sir, I want through your chair to summon the management of EPZ to appear before this house, and explain why it mistreat our people” said Jimmy Odari –MCA Changamwe Ward.

The deputy speaker also asked the house to invite members of National Assembly of the areas where the company is located, that is Badhi Twalibu –Jomvu and Omar Mwinyi Changamwe.

The committees have been given  mandate to meet the management of the company and asses the matter and happenings leading to the sacking of the workers, and present its report on Thursday afternoon.

The motion  has raised mixed reaction among MCAs in the assembly with most of them accusing the company of mistreating its workers.

The MCAs have also blamed the national MPs of that area for not taking the matter serious; as there has been complains presented by the workers for so long.

More than 2000 workers have been  camping outside the Changamwe based EPZ company, after being allegedly locked out by the company management on claims that they want to form a union.

The Workers claimed to have been out of the company premises since January 4th 2016.