By Namugerwa Martha
A section of Nakumatt Kenya employees, this morning, held their serene demonstrations along Mombasa Road heading to Nakumatt Holdings Headquarters demanding payment for June and July.
distressed chain supermarket Nakumatt closed three branches in late June, following the law suit issued to Nakumatt Uganda in January over alleged failure to pay for supplies made between February and November 2016 and the chain closed another branch in April over a rent dispute.
The staffs assert that the Regional Chain store giant has not settled their June and July salaries; which is in contradiction of the regulations laid down by the Workers’ Union in Kenya.
However Nakumatt (K) management termed the strike as criminal and urged the staffs to return to their work stations
“A section of staff have not reported to their workstations. From a management perspective, that’s an illegal and unprotected strike. Management reserves the right to pursue the necessary disciplinary action,” a statement read in part.
“Management remains in contact with the Union and staff are instructed to return to work and shun threatening ongoing restructuring efforts.”