Berger Paints sacks all staffs

All staff of Berger Paints Nigeria Plc have been reportedly dismissed according to reports filtering in on social media. Information has it that, the embattled workers were said to have been on strike for the past two weeks because of the new living wage implemented by the company.

The new wage stops gratuity payment and adds the money to staff’s monthly salary, so that upon retirement, you get no gratuity. The new policy was said to have been implemented in 2015, which was used to create an impression of salary increment.

Reports also has it that the management didn’t consult the staff on the matter before its implementation.

The staff got to know about the policy recently this year – 2017, and then proceeded with the strike. They have now been sacked and told to re-apply if they are still interested in working for the company.

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It was earlier reported on the 12th of June, 2017 via social media that employees of the company demonstrated at the branch of the premises of the company located on Oba Akran Road, Ikeja, Lagos State.

Meanwhile, there is no official statement from Berger Paints as regards the strong rumours on the sack which is expected to attract the intervention of the Nigeria Labour Congress.

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5 Comments

  1. Hello,Information should be verified before publishing it online. The part of the news that, Management of the Organization did not inform the staff before the implementation of this policy is a lie. A friend of mine work in the company and as always informed me of this issue since last year. He even told me that the Management has promised to pay some compensation to the staff in reference to this development.
    Staffs were currently promoted within the organization and an increment in salary was paid to them in the reward of hard work and diligence to the organization. The people that are protesting are those that have some personal issue with the company.
    Please get the fact clearly…….

  2. revealed that, the Management of the company was willing to pay the workers of the company their gratuity and also a certain amount of money in form of compensation to all staff. But the Union of the company have been cooperative in the process of negotiation and also the unprofessional and ruly behavior have been the basis of disagreement between both parties.
    A member of the union that pleaded anonymous also reveals the plan of the staffs to block the major entrance and shot down operations which yielded a positive outcome leading to the present state of their industrial action.
    The management of the company have been highly responsible since the introduction of this new policy through the introduction of programs to empower and develop their staff.

  3. Information from last week media report revealed that, the Management of the company was willing to pay the workers of the company their gratuity and also a certain amount of money in form of compensation to all staff. But the Union of the company have not been cooperative in the process of negotiation and also the unprofessional and ruly behavior have been the basis of disagreement between both parties.
    A member of the union that pleaded anonymous also reveals the plan of the staffs to block the major entrance and shot down operations which yielded a positive outcome leading to the present state of their industrial action.
    The management of the company have been highly responsible since the introduction of this new policy through the introduction of programs to empower and develop their staff.

  4. In the wide middle of the spectrum are all the ambiguous and sordid comments made about an establishment that has made its exceptional services known both locally and internationally. As a take on this, the lackadaisical attitude being portrayed by the members of staff is quite alarming which could be as a result of their respective years spent on the job hence they feel they could counteract the affairs of the management . This is totally what I refer to as a ‘sentimental blackmail’. ‎

  5. Hanhan, Online Media should try to verify their report before posting all this news online.
    Although the company ask all staff to reapply, but this was due to their action and low level of maturity in the process of negotiation. Even most brands have stop the payment of gratuity. The company have been kind enough in the process by introducing some other form of incentives but the non compliance of staff lead to the non implementation of this process.

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