Lagos Street Sweepers Under LAMATA Protests Over 5 Months Unpaid Salaries

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Sweepers utilized by Dafunol Worldwide Restricted, a contractual worker drew in by the Lagos Metropolitan Zone Transport Expert (LAMATA), on Monday arranged a serene challenge over the non-installment of their five months' pay rates. 

The sweepers who were in their broad units and holding floor brushes addressed the Newsmen before Motorways Premises close to 7-Up, Ikeja. 


Sweepers dissenting non installment of their five months' pay (NAN photograph) 

They additionally conveyed bulletins with engravings engaging the administration of LAMATA to pay them their pay rates. 

They said that they were utilized by the contractual worker who is into LAMATA Safe house Support to be clearing LAMATA-built transport protects along Mile 12-Ketu –Ikorodu Street –Tafawa Balewa Square (TBS) hub. 

They said that they had not been paid since Walk, 2017. 

A portion of the engravings read: "LAMATA , pay us our compensations as far back as the long stretch of February,'' "LAMATA, why are you denying us our cash, you are rebuffing us.'' 

Mrs Musiliu Akindele (70) one of the sweepers revealed to NAN that their manager was at first paying every sweeper N10,000 every prior month it was expanded to N15,0000. 

"We were paid for January and February, 2017. Our boss owes each of us five months' pay overdue debts. 

"The vast majority of our kids had been conveyed of their schools over unpaid expenses,'' she said. 

Akindele said that before now, their boss used to supply them floor brushes to work with. 

In any case, now, we are in charge of them. With the non-installment of our compensations; we can't bear the cost of them and this is influencing our administration, she said. 

"Each floor brush costs N200 and now that the pay is not paid, we have no way to get them to work, "" she said. 

Another sweeper, Mrs Morufat Egunjobi, who covers the 

LAMATA transport stop shields around Ketu, a Lagos suburb disclosed to NAN that they for the most part work between 6a.m. furthermore, 5 p.m. Mondays through Sundays. 

"We don't have obligation off and no inspirations from our manager. However, our boss owes us five months of unpaid pay unfulfilled obligations. 

"A few of us who couldn't adapt to the brutal circumstance had quit working, whatever remains of us are doing it on discharge guarantees that we will be paid one day. 

"We are obliged to sustenance dealers and they had declined to pitch to us using a loan any longer,'' Egunjobi said. 

Additionally, Mrs Mero Raifu, another sweeper said that she had developed the propensity for trekking from Ijora-Badia to Costain where she was doled out LAMATA transport stop sanctuaries to be clearing. 

"I have been shot out from my leased loft by my landowner as a result of my failure to pay my month to month lease. 

"I now rest inside a mosque.'' 

Mrs Mojisola Adejuwon said that the sweepers had two gatherings with their bosses ahead of schedule in the year where they featured their situations and there was an affirmation from the administrators that they would pay them. 

"We need to fall back on this tranquil dissent today on the grounds that our bosses appeared to have reneged on their guarantees.'' 

Mr Abiodun Omaike said that he had been dealing with his family from getting from his neighbors. 

"I live around Moshalashi-Idioro on Lagos Territory while I am alloted to be clearing four transport stop protects around Fadeyi and Onipanu consistently. 

"Rather than clearing one transport stop protect, every sweeper is relegated to clear in the vicinity of three and four on regular schedule and we don't whine. 

"In spite of this multi-entrusting, we are as yet being owed pay rates by our manager. 

"We are begging our manager: LAMATA and Dafunol Worldwide Constrained, its contractual worker to pay us our standing pay rates. 

"Through that, we will have cash to deal with ourselves and have the capacity to work proficiently,'' Omaike said. 

Source: http://www.vanguardngr.com/2017/08/sweepers-cry-lamata-5-months-unpaid-pay rates/
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