Over 180 casual labourers of a Dar es Salaam-based company, Hoageys (T) Limited, who were verbally fired on Thursday this week, have vowed to continue assembling at the company’s grounds pending final settlement of their dues. The company fired them allegedly for non-compliance to contractual agreement for loading, off loading and other daily chores at one of the country’s leading cement producing companies, Twiga Cement Limited.
The move was allegedly in retaliation to having contravened earlier contractual agreement reached last month to the effect that the workers should not engage in any strike actions until the laid down mechanism for amicable settlement had been exhausted. This was the second time in less than a month for the causal workers to down their tools in demand of fairness in remuneration.
During the previsous strike, the Twiga Cement Executive Director, Gideon Nasari, said the industrial action would not affect supply of the building material as the firm had many bags of cement in store at the Ubungo deport and another consigment stocked at the Harbour depot, both in Dar es Salaam.