June 10, 2009

NUJ meets NNN mgt over unpaid salaries

By Aliyu Dangida
DUTSE — President of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ), Comrade Muhammad Garba, has sympathised with the thousands of workers of the New Nigerian Newspapers Company who were left unpaid for six  months, pledging  to meet the management of the company with a view to solving the problem.

Speaking to newsmen in Dutse, when he paid a thank you visit to the members for casting their votes for him to become the President of the Union in the just concluded elections in Abuja, Garba expressed worries over the company’s failure to settle staff salaries for over six months, describing the situation of the affected staff as pathetic, unfortunate and unjustifiable.

According to him, the union will soon meet with the management of the company to arrange for their six months unpaid salaries, adding that in case of any complaint again  that the management continues to withhold their salaries, the union will decide on the next line of action aimed at saving them from continued suffering.

The president re-iterated the commitment of the union under his leadership to continue enhancing the freedom and welfare of its members working in all the media houses as well as encourage the organizations to improve their package.