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Labour Pickets Alfa Beta Over Mass Sack

Posted: Jun 24, 2015 at 6:00 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

Business activities were disrupted for over 7 hours  at the Ijora axis of Lagos state on Tuesday as the  Association of Senior Staff of Bank and Financial Institutions (ASSBIFI),  pickets Alpha Beta  Limited, believed to have been owned by the chieftain of the All Progressives Congress(APC), over sack of 300 workers in its employ.

The company’s total staff strength is 375, and it is involved in the business of financial consulting. Reports say, it is a major consultant to Lagos State Government on tax and revenue generation.

The   affected workers said they got the boot because they signified their intent to be unionised in order to improve their working conditions.

The ASSBIFI and Trade Union Congress (TUC) officials, who besieged the company’s premises around7am displayed placards and punctured the activities of the company.

Some of the inscriptions include: “300 workers sacked during Ramadan haba; Alpha-Beta have no respect for government, law and humanity; Injustice to humanity must stop,’’ among others.

Addressing the protesters, Deputy President of ASSBIFI, Comrade Olasanoye Oyinkan, deplored the action of the company in the face of economic hardship in the country.

She explained that before the company sacked the workers, they  reported to the Ministry of Labour and Productivity, but before the meeting, Alpha-Beta had gone ahead to sack 300 workers.