By ANDREW OJIEZEL
Apparently tired of endless waiting to get positive response from Dangote Pasta, the leadership of National Union of Food, Beverages and Tobacco Employees (NUFBTE), had vowed to take the bull by the horn through picketing Dangote Group of Companies nationwide.
Speaking with Allvoices.com last week, one of the union executives that refused to allow his name in print expressed his anger over the indifferent attitude by the Alhaji Aliko Dangote over the plight of 250 workers that were sacked over alleged involvement in labour activities in Dangote Pasta.
Refusing to state when the picketing would take place for fear of being frustrated by Dangote, the exco member noted that every effort made by the union executive to reach Alhaji Dangote is being met with frustration by some group of people.
“Sometime in April this year, we held press conference here where we gave the management 21-day ultimatum to recall the sacked workers. Do you know that before we got to office for the conference, workers in human resource department in Dangote arrived here as part of efforts to frustrate that conference. Then they promised to resolve the matter, two months after, they have refused to redeem that pledge. We are tired of waiting, when it is obvious that the Dangote himself is not interested in unionism because of his plan to perpetuate his slave-camp employment. We will take him unawares to make him know that those he relieved of their jobs are languishing in pains, and they have mouths to feed, by the time we picket him, the whole world will know.”