Over 300 Sacked SPDC Contract Staff Demand Benefits As #ENDSARS Protests Continue In Delta

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    By ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri 

    As the #ENDSARS# Protests continues nationwide, Over three hundred Contract Staff who were allegedly sacked by the Shell Petroleum Development Company, SPDC on Monday staged a protest just as they demanded for their terminal benefits from the Oil firm.
    The sacked Contract Staff protested over their sudden termination of their appointments without benefits.
    They’re also protesting the alleged inhuman treatments meted on them in Warri, Forcados in Delta as well as in Bayelsa and Rivers States offices respectively.
    Some of the sacked workers said they have not received their benefits for the past fifteen to thirty years since they were laid off.
    The protesting sacked SPDC workers were led by Mr. Stephen Enejos, Joseph Ugherughe, Richard Okoro and Martins Ogun.
    They said the Federal and State Governments should come to their aid and address the alleged injustices meted on them.
    It was learnt however, that the SPDC’s Management has began negotiation talks with the sacked contract staff within the operations of its Western Division.
    It would be recalled that the President Muhammadu Buhari led Federal Government had in the wake of the COVID-19 outbreak appealed to employers of labour not to layoff workers.

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