HONG KONG, Mar 7 (GCTL) - Monica Okpe, the Norwegian trade unionist sacked by DHL, has won her case against the company after the Norwegian labour court in a unanimous and binding verdict ruled that Norwegian labour laws had been broken, and the express company should reinstate and award her £35,000 compensation.
The International Transport Workers' Federation - ITF and its affiliates has been supporting Monica through her long struggle against her unjust sacking, throughout which she has been championed by her union, the Norsk Transportarbeiderforbund (Norwegian Transport Workers’ Union) and other Norwegian unions.
Monica, a shop steward and local branch secretary for the Oslo Transport Workers’ Union, was dismissed on 6th May 2011 by DHL local management at the Ulven terminal in Oslo for ‘unexplained absences’. She has maintained throughout that the real reason for her dismissal was her trade union activities. The court has upheld this in a binding verdict in her favour.
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