The management of Berger Paints Nigeria Plc has confirmed that the strike action embarked on by the unionized staff over the cessation of
grattuity has been called off.
The company in a statement signed by its secretary, Olusegun Oluwole, and made available to Nigerian Stock Exchange on Monday said all staff have
resumed and operations are ongoing as normal.
According to Oluwole, “the management is pleased to confirm that the strike action by unionised staff over the ceasation of gratuity has been called off with effect from Wednesday, 28 June 2017. Pursuant to this, all staff have since resumed work and operations are on going as normal”.
Two weeks ago, the staff had protested the new living wage implemented by the company – that stops gratuity payment and adds the money to staff’s monthly salary, so that upon retirement, you get no gratuity.
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The management of Berger paints expressed appreciation to all its stakeholder for their support and commitment in positioning the company as leading manufacturer of paints and allied coatings in Nigeria.
By Oluwafemi Ogunjobi