DESOPADEC workers strip naked to protest non-payment of bonuses

- Aggrieved staff of the Delta State Oil
Producing Areas Development Commission
are protesting the non-payment of their
bonuses
- Some of the workers stripped naked to
protest at the headquarters of the
commission
- They promised to continue protesting
until the state government listened to their
demands
Some workers of the Delta State Oil
Producing Areas Development
Commission (DESOPADEC) stripped
naked on Monday, January 9, to protest
the non-payment of their bonuses by the
commission.The aggrieved workers, who shut down
the headquarters of the commission,
accused the state government and the
board’s commission of maltreating
workers by refusing to pay workers
including the controversial 13-month
bonus (End of Year Bonus), The Punch
reports.The workers said management has also
refused to promote and pay retirement
entitlements to pensioners of the
commission as well as leave bonuses to
workers since 2015 when the present
board assumed office.It is becoming a common practice for
some organisations to withhold workers
and pensioners entitlements.
Following the inability of the Osun state
government to pay them their pension
allowances, pensioners in the state have
opened an IDP camp for their members.
Report has it that the pensioners are
being owed several months’ pension
allowances.
Five days ago, pensioners in Imo state
took to the street to protest against
Governor Rochas Okorocha’s slashing of
their pension arrears by 60%. They
blocked the roundabout leading to the
Government House in Owerri.
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