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‘We have lost 103 members’ – New Nigerian Newspapers workers demand entitlements

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The New Nigerian Newspapers workers, on Thursday, lamented non-payment of their wage arrears and different advantages for over 100 months.

According to them, over 103 members of workers have died awaiting their entitlements.

They stated a number of workers have lost their lives on account of illness, whereas their youngsters may not attend colleges.

In a press assertion collectively signed by Comrades Friday Idoko, Funmi Aderinto, Usman Nasidi and Emmanuel Bello, Chairmen and Secretaries of the in-house unions on behalf of a whole lot of workers, they appealed to the Chairman, Northern Governors’ Forum, Simon Lalong, to pay workers of the corporate their accrued salaries and different advantages.

The assertion additional lamented the gradual tempo of the method initiated in 2017 to promote belongings of the corporate to repay wage arrears of workers and different advantages.

The assertion, which questioned why some firm’s belongings had been bought, however there was no transfer to pay workers’ entitlement, stated “many workers have died, others are seriously sick, coupled with hunger and starvation at this difficult period.”

They referred to as on Lalong, to as a matter of urgency, intervene and order disbursement of the fund to workers of the corporate to alleviate their hardships.

“The Joint Union comprising of members of Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) and National Union of Printing, Publishing and Paper Products Union Workers (NUPPPROW) New Nigerian Chapel expresses worries over workers’ plights due to non-payment of salaries for many years, resulting to depression and deaths of over 103 staff awaiting their entitlements,” the assertion stated.

‘We have lost 103 members’ – New Nigerian Newspapers workers demand entitlements

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Author: John Gabriel

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