#Zimbabwe Parliament Alters Labor Law, 20,000 fired workers to get only 3 months pay

(Bloomberg) — Parliament overturns July 17 Supreme Court ruling allowing cos., employers to dismiss workers w/ 3 mos. pay, no other terminal benefits.

  • Amended law will be backdated to July 17, Vice PresidentEmmerson Mnangagwa says Tuesday evening in parliament
  • Parliament’s Legal Committee said earlier Tuesday that backdating law was unconstitutional
  • Parliament voted to ignore committee’s findings
  • Retrenched workers must receive “adequate compensation,” Mnangagwa says

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