Zaria – Workers of Zaria Industries Limited on Thursday protested the closure of the company and non payment of their salaries for six months.
The workers are also demanding the payment of gratuity of some former staff who died or were retired in the last 10 years.
The company was closed down by the Managing Director, Alhaji Ilyas Saleh in October to forestall revolt by the workers.
The workers who were in large numbers presented their 17-point demands to the Board of Directors of the company which met in the morning.
The spokesman of the protesters, Malam Abubakar Abdu told the Chairman of the board, Alhaji Gidado Idris that the workers had been “pushed to the wall”.
He said their decision to protest was due to the lukewarm attitude of the company’s management towards addressing their plight, in spite of several complaints.
Abdu also accused the management of syphoning funds meant for the growth and development of the company as well as workers’ welfare.
He said, “Many have not received gratuity for more than 10 years.
“As you can see here, there are many women whose husbands died, leaving many children behind without anything to cater for their wellbeing.”
Responding, the board chairman assured the workers that their complaints would be looked into with a view to providing lasting solutions to them.
Idris advised then to remain peaceful and law abiding at all times while pursuing their rights. (NAN)
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