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Court to tackle Spinneys dismissal row [Lebanon]

Author: Mohamad El Amin, Daily Star [Lebanon], Published on: 7 September 2012

The conflict between Spinneys and two expelled employees will be resolved by the Labor Court, Minister Salim Jreissati said...adding that the request for the formation of a union was under study in accordance to legal procedures. Asked whether Spinneys’ dismissal of its employees Milad Barakat and Samir Tawq violated the labor law, Jreissati... [said] the company had the right to fire employees for union activity but said a final decision on the issue would be taken at the court. “If the court finds they were fired based only on their union activity, this would qualify as arbitrary layoffs and the employees would be eligible for compensations,” he said...The International Labor Organization confirmed that it had verified infringements by the company before it issued a statement voicing support for the workers last week...Michael Wright, the CEO of Spinneys, said that former Labor Minister Charbel Nahas was behind what he described as a baseless politically driven campaign against the company.

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