In News by Oluwaseun Samuel on the 19th, June, 2020

How Dangote Cement Fired Extra Than 3000 Employees With out Discover, Due Course of

How Dangote Cement Fired More Than 3000 Staff Without Notice, Due Process

Aliko Dangote

Founder and chairman of Dangote Group, Aliko Dangote.

 

Nigeria’s largest cement producing manufacturing facility, Dangote Cement PLC, has fired greater than 3000 workers with out prior discover or due course of, SaharaReporters has uncovered.

The corporate, which is owned by Africa’s richest man, Aliko Dangote, began the method of discarding 80 per cent of it is workers on June 17 with out rationalization.

Of 6000 drivers employed by the corporate, 4000 have been laid off retaining solely 2000.

Out of 30 pool drivers for choose up vans, 25 have been sacked whereas 5 have been retained.

All workers within the site visitors and accounts departments have been additionally requested to go. 

A prime supply within the firm stated the corporate continued to work in time beyond regulation mode throughout COVID-19 restrictions positioned on all Nigerian companies resulting from Dangote’s affiliation with President Muhammadu Buhari.

Recall that the federal government had shut down the operation of each enterprise inside the nation because of the Coronavirus  outbreak with exemptions for meals processing and manufacturing firms solely.

Dangote Cement will not be an agricultural firm or meals processing organisation however continued to function.

Regardless of the violations of this guideline put in place by the President, the corporate recalled workers in the midst of a pandemic to work, the supply stated.


“Originally of the 12 months, they did an appraisal, it was alleged to be for a promotion after which the pandemic struck. 

“When the pandemic struck, individuals have been pondering that’s when he’ll sack individuals however nothing like that occurred as a matter of truth, the folks that they’ve obligatory go away due to the pandemic have been ordered again after simply 5 days.

“Everybody was recalled again to work regardless of the lockdown and at the moment they have been pushing out vans of cement round 500 to 600 on a regular basis.

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“Individuals have been working time beyond regulation as a result of it’s owned by Dangote, his vans have been exempted from COVID-19 restrictions, so that they pressured individuals to work time beyond regulation like 12 yours on a regular basis morning and evening. The nation was starting to reopen little by little after which the following factor was sack,” he stated.

A sufferer of the mass sack instructed SaharaReporters on Friday that he was at his responsibility publish working like typical when he was referred to as and compelled to signal a letter of termination of appointment with out prior warning or discover.

He stated, “As I communicate to you, greater than three,000 individuals are being sacked. You’ll be at your responsibility publish and they’re going to name you and provide you with a letter, no person knew, no prior discover.

“As a matter of truth, after the appraisal at first of the 12 months, many people got suggestions to be promoted to supervisor and different positions inside the organisation.

“I used to be at my responsibility publish, I received a name from the admin and after I received there, they gave me a letter and stated I ought to signal the unique collected by me, you can’t argue with anyone.

“As a matter of truth, the Head of Supplies and Upkeep, Engr Basil, he has solely 9 individuals in his unit. He power them to cowl the entire of the ability as a result of they should create evaluations for supplies and make reservations for maintainace so when was requested to submit the names of 9 individuals in his division to sack, when he refused explaining to higher administration that he was already understaffed and taking out anybody will make the work to undergo. They gave him an ultimatum of 24 hours to submit names from his group for sack and when he refused to do it after it elapsed, he was sacked alongside together with his group.” 

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He added that workers members on the firm weren’t allowed to belong to commerce unions and any try to take action would result in mass sack.


“We’re not allowed to have any union, the day anybody begins it’s the day we are going to all go. You can not strive it in any respect,”
he stated.

He expressed fear that many workers could not receives a commission for the time beyond regulation hours they put in for June.


“Extra time is normally paid the following month, now we’re apprehensive that we would not receives a commission for the time beyond regulation we did in June regardless of the pandemic. Due to the way in which the corporate works, we’re even apprehensive that they could not even be paid June wage,”
he added.

In a letter of termination signed by Adeniyi Azeez, Head of Human Assets and Administration, sacked workers have been instructed that the method of the fee can be communicated with no particular date indicated.


“Our payroll is at present figuring out your ultimate monetary entitlements and this may be communicated to you throughout the off boarding course of,”
The letter reads.

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Supply: SaharaReporters

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