Telkom Kenya retirees step up battle for KES 7.2 bln dues, return to court in November

Wednesday 14 August 2019 | 09:50 CET | News

Telkom Kenya retirees have pleaded with the Labour Court to uphold a 2017 decision by the Retirement Benefits Appeals Tribunal that they should be paid their dues, amounting to billions. A four-member tribunal had established that trustees of Teleposta Pensions Scheme and Provident Fund had underpaid the 948 retrenched Telkom Kenya workers' pensions.

Some of the pensioners say they have not enjoyed the fruits of the judgment, amounting to KES 7.2 billion, as the board of trustees of the Teleposta Pension Scheme had challenged the verdict before the Employment and Labour Relations Court. . Among the arguments by the board is that the tribunal did not take into account certain issues in their decision.

Telkom Kenya made more than 2,600 employees redundant and 948 have filed the case, but the outcome will benefit all of them. Lawyer Eddy Amadi, who represents more than 100 of the pensioners, argued in court papers that before appealing to the tribunal in line with the Retirement Benefits Act, they first sought audience before the Retirement Benefits Authority chief executive. The parties resume court on 01 November.

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Categories: Mobile & Wireless
Companies: Telkom Kenya
Countries: Kenya
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