NPA Retrenched Workers Turn Down Benefits

NPA Retrenched Workers Turn Down Benefits

LAGOS — Workers of Nigerian Ports Authority, NPA, retrenched in 1991, said they would not receive benefits based on the 1991 retrenchment guidelines.

Mr. Andrew Okon, leader of the affected workers, said in Lagos, yesterday, that their benefits were not in compliance with a court judgment on the matter.

Okon claimed that the judgment said workers, who served for five years, should be paid their gratuity in full, while those who served  more than 10 years should get pension and redundancy benefits.

He told NAN that the workers had waited for 21 years to be paid their benefits.

“We have suffered and about 500 out of 3,000 of us have died due to frustration. Some of us have been ejected from their homes, while many cannot afford their children’s school fees.”

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