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Nakumatt woes mount as workers sue over delayed salaries

Mr Atul Shah, Nakumatt managing director. FILE PHOTO | NMG
Mr Atul Shah, Nakumatt managing director. FILE PHOTO | NMG 

Retail chain Nakumatt Supermarket employees have joined the list of creditors and entities seeking legal redress over the company’s failure to meet its financial obligations.

The employees, through the Kenya Union of Commercial, Food and Allied Workers (KUCFAW), have moved to court accusing Nakumatt of delaying their salaries, failing to pay them for overtime worked as well as non-implementation of the 11 per cent salary increase from May 1, 2017 as agreed in a collective bargaining agreement (CBA).

The retail chain has also unilaterally reduced the workers’ shift hours from 13 to 10 hours with the aim of cutting down their overtime pay.

Nakumatt is also not remitting pensions, pay as you earn (PAYE) deductions, loan repayments, sacco contributions, private insurance schemes deductions, and union dues to the relevant agencies, the employees say in their petition before the High Court.

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