Dangote Cement company illegally retaliated against protesting workers, scores of sacked workers said in a complaint against the company on Tuesday.
Four Dangote Cement Company Staff in the transport section involved in a recent protest over poor salary were handed their sack letters on Monday for leading the protest and speaking to the media.
Per Second News report Monday that workers threatened to continue agitation for better working conditions and pay raise.
In a chat with Per second News Wednesday on their illegal dismissal Muhammed Aliyu, one of the affected workers said that the protest was peaceful, legal and no company property was damaged. ” We only asked for our rights”.
He asked President Buhari to wade in to save them even as they promised to meet their lawyers for proper legal advice.
Those being victimised according to him include Muhammed Aliyu, Garbar Usman, Kamson Christopher, and Andrew Okike.
According to him, “They said we spearheaded the protest, and we will be taught a lesson of our life”.
The workers said, top management staff of the Dangote Cement company threatened to discipline and fire employees who took part in strikes and protests at the Obajana cement factory in Kogi state.
“Dangote thinks it can scare us with attacks to keep us from having a real conversation about the poverty wages we’re paid, a fired worker said Tuesday.
Meanwhile, scores of workers rallied Wednesday morning threatening showdown with the management over the sacking of their colleagues.
Source : persecondnews.com