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Hotel Workers Protest Non-payment of 11 Months’ Salary in Calabar

Posted: May 3, 2015 at 1:25 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

By Emmanuel Udom Lagos 

 It was protest day during the 2015 May Day celebrations for workers of Mirage Hotel in Calabar, Cross River State, who told the world that the management of the hotel has refused to pay them their 11 months salary.

The hotel, owned by Edem Duke, Minister of Culture, Tourism and National Orientation, and strategically located in state’s housing estate in Calabar, is one of the A-list hotels in the Canaan city.

Sunday Independent gathered that the protesting workers, carrying placards during the celebrations held at  Abraham Ordia Stadium in Calabar, pleaded with  officials of the Nigeria Labour Congress in the state to assist them.

According to our sources, some of the placards read: “NLC and TUC, we have exhausted all options. Please help us”, “Mirage Hotel, pay us our 11 months’ salary.”

The workers insisted that they have exhausted all options to make the management of the hotel pay them their salaries without success.

“The management of the hotel and the owner who is a serving minister cannot say that they are not solving their own families’ problems, while they allow us without our rightful entitlements for 11 months now”, a worker at the hotel told an online news portal.

A message sent to the official email address of the hotel by our correspondent on Saturday for comment on the salary issue was not replied as at the time of filling this report.