Berger Paints Workers Call Off Strike
By Modupe Gbadeyanka
Workers of Berger Paints Plc in Lagos have put an end to their industrial action, which started last month and almost brought down the firm.
The employees were angry that management of the company refused to pay their entitlement. They specifically accused the firm of stopping payment of their gratuity.
To register their anger over this, on June 12, 2017, the workers staged a protest in front of the company’s gate located on Oba Akran Road, Ikeja, Lagos State.
Business Post gathered that since then, the management engaged leaders of the aggrieved employees and this has resulted into a meaningful result.
The management of Berger Paints on Monday, July 3, 2017, confirmed an end to the industrial action.
In a statement signed by the Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, Mr Oluseun Oluwole, it was confirmed that “the strike action by unionized staff over the cessation of gratuity has been called off with effect from Wednesday, June 28, 2017.”
“Pursuant to this, all staff have since resumed work and operations are ongoing as normal.
“The Management would like to express its appreciation to all its stakeholders for their support, whilst affirming its commitment to maintaining its position as a leading manufacturer of paints and allied coatings in Nigeria,” the statement said.