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Biggest textile mill pulls down shutters
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Nov '09
David Whitehead Textiles (DWT) which is the largest textile company in Zimbabwe and produced cotton textiles of the highest quality has announced the closure of its spinning plant in Kadoma, which has left around 800 workers in the lurch.

DWT which operates from multiple locations also has a weaving and processing plant at Chegutu and a hosiery manufacturing unit at Gweru. It is also a supplier of uniforms to the armed forces and the healthcare sector.

The collapse of the textile mill was visible, since the local council had cut off water connection in early May and the management had failed to keep promises of making the firm viable again along with which it has also been unable to pay mandated salaries since February.

DWT has also announced a retrenchment package which proposes to pay three weeks' salary for each year of services, two months' notice for those with two years of service and above, US $200 relocation allowance and statutory pay required by labour law, which the workers have rejected.

The payment of the retrenchment package to the workers is also spread over a period of few months and will paid out by disposing the assets of the now defunct mill. The workers are clamouring for intervention from the government.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


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