Sequel to the invasion of La Casera plant in the Mile 2 area of Lagos, the company has fired 700 workers. The workers said upon arrival to work, they had found a disengagement notice pasted at the entrance to the plant.
Recall that the plant had been shut after members of the National Union of Food, Beverages and Tobacco allegedly stormed the plant.
Mike Olanrewaju, Head of Education Department, NUFBTE, has stated that the company had denied their workers the right to belong to the union.He also faulted the company for labelling them as ‘hoodlums’ in their action. He said the company had fired a chairman for allowing unionism in the country.
“As a result of unwarranted invasion of our business premises on September 11, we cannot guarantee the well being of our employees from hired hoodlums and their collaborators,” the statement read.
The Nigeria Labour Congress Chairman, Lagos Chapter, Idowu Adelakun has stated that the union will ensure production is halted at the plant till the company re-absorbs the workers.
The case is already in the National Industrial Court. La Casera is an Indian company that started operations in Nigeria in year 2000.