Workers of Transcorp Hilton Abuja have commenced an indefinite strike over sack of their colleagues.
It was gathered that greater than 40 % of the workforce have been retrenched.
The employees on Monday insisted that the administration meet their calls for.
Human Rights Writers Affiliation of Nigeria (HURIWA) had urged President Muhammadu Buhari to intervene.
The rights group accused Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo, of hobnobbing with Transcorp prime officers as a substitute of defending the curiosity of the folks.
In September, the hospitality large introduced plans to downsize as a result of lower in revenue brought on by COVID-19.
Managing Director, Transcorp Inns Plc, Dupe Olusola, acknowledged that the affect of the pandemic on enterprise has by no means been witnessed.
“On the inception of the pandemic, we maintained a 100% wage fee to our over 900 staff in March and April. We additionally activated numerous cost-saving initiatives similar to renegotiations of service contracts and restructuring of our loans.
“We suspended additional dedication to purchase fastened property and working tools in addition to lowering our vitality consumption and upkeep prices.
“Regardless of endeavor these, it has turn out to be obvious that extra elementary adjustments should be made for the enterprise to outlive. To this finish, our workforce headcount might be lowered by at the least 40%, and our reward system might be optimized”, Olusola mentioned.