Hotel Workers Protest Over Unpaid Salaries


Staff of Lafia Hotel, Apata, Ibadan, a subsidiary of O’dua Conglomerate on Tuesday protested over non-payment of their five-month salaries.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that all the major gates leading into the hotel were locked to deny visitors and customers access.

A spokesperson of the staff, who spoke to NAN on condition of anonymity, said that the workers had not been paid since April this year.

Apart from the unpaid salaries, she said that the hotel’s management was also owing workers leave bonus since 2009.

She said the management also owed some of the staff their “Cooperative Fund.” noting that such funds went into the pension scheme.

The workers vowed to continue with the protest until their demands were met.

Efforts to speak with the General Manager, Mr. Ayo Abiola proved abortive as he said only top management team at the headquarters could speak with newsmen.

However, the Public Relations Manager of Odu’a Conglomerate, Mr. Victor Ayetoro, confirmed the incident, adding that the management would start paying the workers salary before the end of this week.

Ayetoro noted that the hotel has not broken even for sometime now.

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