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Aug. 4, 2021

STAFF REPORTER

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NIENHSING retrenches 2 600 workers

NIENHSING retrenches 2 600 workers

NACTWU Secretary General, Samuel Mokhele

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NIENHSING 2 International Lesotho has retrenched a total of 2 600 of its workers after it suspended its operations.

According to the workers’ termination letter dated August 2, the factory closed shop due to unstable and decreasing market demands caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The letter shows that after numerous consultations, the management of the factory was forced to close the business with only one month’s notice.

It states that once job vacancies are available in future, the factory will warn the workers about them.

The factory thanked the retrenched employees for their service, wishing them the best in their future endeavours.

The National Allied Clothing and Textile Workers Union (NACTWU) Secretary General, Samuel Mokhele has confirmed the retrenchment, saying they are negotiating with the firm to find alternatives that could save the situation.

“We had advised the factory to seek government intervention before it could stop operations but it indicated that even if the government could meet them halfway financially, the market is still unstable.”
 

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Mr Mokhele said they tried in vain to save people’s jobs especially now when they thought things were getting back to normal as the world is beginning to adapt and live with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Efforts to get a comment from NIENHSING 2 management were unsuccessful as their phone rang unanswered. LeNA

 

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