AIT Sacks All Workers In Edo Station For Protesting Unpaid Salaries

AIT-staff-protesting-salariesThe management of Daar Communications Plc, owners of African Independent Television (AIT) Tuesday, relieved all the workers of its station in Benin City, Edo State of their appointments with immediate effect.
The management’s decision was conveyed in a letter dated June 2, 2016 and signed by the senior Manager, Human Resources, Mr. Victor Okasoga.
The decision to lay off the workers including reporters, cameramen, presenters and producers, might not be unconnected with their public protest three weeks ago over undue delays in payment of their salaries running into 18 months now.
In the letter to the affected staff, Okasoga said their appointments have been terminated with effect from June 13, 2016.
The letter directed those affected to handover all company properties in, “your possession especially your identity cards to the Head of Center”.
“Failure to surrender company properties in your possession may delay the processing of your entitlements”, the sack letter warned.