BRT Drivers Embarking On Warning Strike Over Salary |The Republican News

 Adeyinka Aderibigbe BRT drivers embark on warning strike over salary


Drivers of a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) franchise operator on the Agege-Oshodi, Berger-Ipyana-Ipaja and Agege-Ishaga routes yesterday went on a warning strike over alleged non-payment of their allowances.

The Safex kayways Transport workers said the strike became imperative because they could no longer fulfil their obligations.

The strike has, however been called off following management intervention.

A driver, who would not want his name mentioned, said he and his colleagues were protesting shoddy welfare package by the firm.

According to him, the drivers have been denied virtually all their allowances, the latest being the food allowance which the company stopped two months ago.

This, he said, was compounded by the delay in salary payment. He said the earlier they were paid was  the second week of a new month.

Many of the drivers, he said, were finding it difficult providing for their families.

He said his three children had been sent out of school because of his inability to pay their fees.

“While we are already discussing with them on the need to increase the salary, our immediate grievance was to make sure they pay what they had promised to be paying promptly, so that we would be able to meet our obligations to our family”, he said.

Management declined to comment on its intervention.

A transport manager (TM) said on phone: “We cannot comment on issues relating to the welfare of any member of staff.”  (The Nation)

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