Workers of Labour Transport City Services have not been paid their salaries in the last seven months.
Labour Vanguard gathered that the workers have been going through untold hardship and are finding it difficult to take care of their families.
It was also gathered that all efforts by the workers to get the leadership of NLC to pay their salaries have so far yielded to no positive result.
One of the workers who spoke with Labour Vanguard, said “please, help plead with the leaders of NLC to pay our salaries. For seven months now, they have not paid us any kobo. We have been going through hardship and pains. We can no longer meet our responsibilities to our families. We can’t even pay our rents. It has been very tough.”
Efforts to speak with the either the chairman of the board of Labour City Transport Services, or other leaders of congress yielded no result.
However an official of NLC who spoke on condition of anonymity, said the transport company had been inactive for a long time and had not been generating money.
According to him, because of the new buses that the congress had acquired, the workers were not disengaged, explaining that when buses began operations, more hands would be needed.
He said:“there are about 150 buses already in different depots in Lagos. The major problem why the buses are not on the roads is that there are no routes to ply. Congress is waiting for Governor Babatunde Fashola to allocate routes to the buses. Until routes are allocated, the buses cannot be on the roads.
Do not forget that Lagos State is also into this transport business. I am confident that once the buses are on the roads, the workers will be paid. It only requires a little patience on the part of the workers. They will certainly be paid.”