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PNC accuses govt of unfair dismissals

Mariyam Malsa
13 May 2019, MVT 13:43
Closing Ceremony of PNC's Congress. PHOTO: NISHAN ALI/
Mariyam Malsa
13 May 2019, MVT 13:43

Opposition coalition partner People's National Congress (PNC), on Sunday, claimed that the government was guilty of threatening many people's employment since it came to power and that several individuals were unfairly dismissed during Ramadan.

In a press release publicised by the opposition party, it was asserted that people were dismissed or relocated without any discernible 'policy or guideline'. In addition, PNC claimed that people who had particular political beliefs were being threatened with dismissal.

According to the party, dismissed individuals include employees of government offices as well as companies. However, PNC did not reveal the number of those supposedly discharged.

The press release harshly condemned the state's 'inhumane' actions, stating that each of the individuals dismissed had familial responsibilities and that their families would be negatively affected.

PNC highlighted that the government had pledged that all individuals, regardless of political beliefs or party allegiance, could work safely. Therefore, the party called on President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih to adhere to his vows.

During the presidency of former President Abdulla Yameen Abdul Gayoom, the political opposition had also frequently raised complaints of unfair dismissals, especially regarding those employed at state-owned companies.

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