Workers Shut Down AIT, Raypower Over 17 Months Unpaid Salaries

Date: 04-06-2015 8:25 pm (7 years ago) | Author: Mister Jay Wonder
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Scores of workers of Daar Communications Plc, operator of African Independent Television (AIT) and Raypower FM Radio, on Wednesday shut down all broadcasting activities at the Benin studio in protest over unpaid salaries.

The protesting workers were said to have blocked the main entrance to the station located along the Benin/Lagos bypass.
A detachment of anti-riot policemen were however called by the management of the station to forestall any break down of law.

It was gathered that the protesting workers put at 50 of AIT and Ray Power, were owed salaries salaries spanning between 12 and 17 months.

One of the protesting workers who did not want his name in print for personal reasons, said newly employed staff of AIT were being owed 12 months while old staff were yet to be paid salaries between 13 months and staff of the Raypower FM, the Radio arm of the broadcast outfit were owed 17 months.

“The stations generate millions of naira on a daily basis, so there is no reason why we should not be paid our salaries. They have no excuse not to pay us our money. It is share wickedness and man’s inhumanity to his fellow man. We have families to care for and children to pay their school fees. Many of our children have stopped going to school. But their own attend schools abroad.

“Look at where our station is located, in another village so far away from Benin City. You have to chatter a taxi carb for not less than N500.00 to get there if you miss the staff bus. And not even every cab driver will agree to go there because of the wrong location of the station, yet, they expect us to be there everyday, whether you have anything to do or not,” the source told P.M. NEWS on phone.

Chairman of the organization, Raymond Dokpesi (Jnr) was said to have spoken to the protesters on phone. He allegedly appealed for calm, assuring them that the management will within one week do everything possible to pay parts of the salary arrears.

He however allegedly threatened to pay-off any of the staff that decided to resign from the establishment.



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Posted: at 4-06-2015 08:25 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
- asobcom at 4-06-2015 08:38 PM (7 years ago)
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Too much gambling Raymond Dokpesi, earlier the better you quit form casino. Advise!
Posted: at 4-06-2015 08:38 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- youngpero at 4-06-2015 08:55 PM (7 years ago)
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Who cares?
Posted: at 4-06-2015 08:55 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- beneno at 4-06-2015 09:26 PM (7 years ago)
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ooooooh
Posted: at 4-06-2015 09:26 PM (7 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- PoliticxGuru at 4-06-2015 11:38 PM (7 years ago)
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wasted generation
Posted: at 4-06-2015 11:38 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- proly at 5-06-2015 03:29 AM (7 years ago)
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Its ufair...a year plus dats too much...bc dey foot their bills nnd pay children sch fees..
Posted: at 5-06-2015 03:29 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Wysetots at 5-06-2015 06:02 AM (7 years ago)
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17 months?? Some employers are heartless.
Posted: at 5-06-2015 06:02 AM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- joromy at 5-06-2015 10:11 AM (7 years ago)
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THAT IS TOO MUCH TO BEAR, 17 MONTHS OF JOB KNOWN SALARY,  DOKPESI PLEASE REASON WITH THEN THIS ARE FAMILY PEOPLE, ATLEAST PAY DEN SOME PART OF THE MONEY IF NOT ALL OR YOU SHUT DOWN YOUR COMPANY IF YOU ARE NOT MAKING PROFIT IS AS SIMPLE AS THAT.
Posted: at 5-06-2015 10:11 AM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- echeeche at 5-06-2015 12:53 PM (7 years ago)
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But why olny in nigeria
Posted: at 5-06-2015 12:53 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- Abubakar25 at 5-06-2015 01:50 PM (7 years ago)
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ray power never see anytine,she dea boss carry money go give goodlucky for election....
Posted: at 5-06-2015 01:50 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- Maxwell29 at 5-06-2015 02:22 PM (7 years ago)
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C ppl ddis is his son Jr's doin too much partyin
Posted: at 5-06-2015 02:22 PM (7 years ago) | Upcoming
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- zoe61 at 5-06-2015 07:29 PM (7 years ago)
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 Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes Roll Eyes
Posted: at 5-06-2015 07:29 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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- climax_man at 5-06-2015 08:38 PM (7 years ago)
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Nawa oo
Posted: at 5-06-2015 08:38 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- Flobaby2020 at 5-06-2015 09:15 PM (7 years ago)
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L
Posted: at 5-06-2015 09:15 PM (7 years ago) | Newbie
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- SOGaiya at 5-06-2015 10:03 PM (7 years ago)
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Wat a wicked management
Posted: at 5-06-2015 10:03 PM (7 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- elchymo at 17-08-2015 09:39 PM (7 years ago)
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Is dis not wickedness? Hw can u owe workers for 17 months? Dis country is so wasted
Posted: at 17-08-2015 09:39 PM (7 years ago) | Hero
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