Teleposta pensioners have pleaded with the Labour Court to uphold a decision by the Retirement Benefits Appeals Tribunal that they should be paid their dues amounting to billions after it ruled in favour of the retrenched employees in 2017.

A four-member tribunal had established that Trustees of Teleposta Pensions Scheme and Provident Fund had underpaid the 948 retrenched Telkom Kenya workers’ pensions.

However, a section of the pensioners now says they have not enjoyed the fruits of the judgment amounting to Sh7.2 billion since the board of trustees of the Teleposta Pension Scheme opted to challenge the verdict before the Employment and Labour Relations Court.

The board is contesting the February 13, 2017 ruling, which directed that the Teleposta Pension Scheme computes and pays the pensioners all their benefits and dues.

Among the arguments by the board is that the tribunal as constituted did not take into account certain issues in their decision.

Telkom Kenya retrenched more than 2,600 employees who are eyeing terminal dues should the matter be determined in their favour. However, only 948 have filed the case but the outcome will benefit all.

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