East African Portland Cement managers avoid jail over unpaid workers

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Kenya: The Court of Appeal has stopped directors and accounting officers at the East African Portland Cement (EAPCC) from being sent to jail due to the company’s failure to pay contract workers about US$12m as agreed in a collective bargaining agreement. The judges noted that the cement producer had already paid US$0.8m as a gesture of goodwill, according to the Business Daily newspaper. Members of the Kenya Chemical & Allied Workers union brought the legal case against the EAPCC accusing it of paying them less than permanent staff.

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