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Friday, 9 October 2015

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The National Union of Food, Beverage and Tobacco Employees {NUFBTE} on Friday confirmed that La Casera Company Plc has re-employed the 700 workers it sacked in September.

Mike Olarenwaju the head of Education Department of NUFBTE, , confirmed the development to (NAN) in Lagos.

Mr. Olarenwaju said the management of the company met with union members to resolve the dispute and that the workers had been asked to start work.

He said officials of the union would meet with the workers next week to finalize issues with the in-house union.

La Casera management had sacked the workers over the alleged invasion of the premises by vandals.

At least 1,300 workers, consisting of 700 staff members and 600 casual workers, arrived at the office on September 14 to find information pasted on the gate that their jobs had been terminated.

The union officials picketed the company for unlawful sack and denial of the workers’ right to be unionized.

After hearing the matter, the court granted the union its plea for an Order of Interim injunction restraining the management from terminating the appointments of the workers till the determination of the suit.

The court decision signed by the honourable judge, O.A. Obaseki- Osaghae, however directed that all parties to “maintain the peace and take no action that will lead to a breakdown of law and order”.

The case was adjourned to Oct. 19 for hearing of the two pending motions.


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