Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Etisalat Nigeria Sacks Over 2000 Staff Nationwide

Telecommunications company,
Etisalat Nigeria on Friday sacked over two thousand permanent staff across the country.

The sacked workers were paid off
our source say.
The Telecom operator seeks to
hire adhoc staff to run the
operations of the company as
the company is said to be broke
and can no longer retain the
permanent work force.

Most of those sacked have
expressed surprise and
disappointment over the
development which has thrown
them into the already saturated
unemployment market.

"We were asked to leave and our
cheques handed to us yesterday,
it is unfortunate that I am again
back to the Job market" a source
who does not want to be
mentioned revealed.
"They want to recruit contract
staff/new agents and they can
no longer run the cost of paying
those of us that are permanent
staff, they claim."

Another source went on to say
the management of the company
is insisting on hiring contract
staff to replace those sacked but
"it is unfortunate they had to
send us home the way they did"
She continued, "Do we even have
labour laws in this country? How
can you wake over night and ask
people to go without months of
notice, at least for us to be
prepared for the worst"
Some of the reasons by the
management for the sack is that
the company can no longer
manage the wage bill and the
company is going through
financial crisis and can't afford to
keep permanent staff, hence the
need for the sack.

In Lagos alone, over 1,200 were
sacked while more than 800
were asked to go home in states
like kano.
The company has also
terminated their graduate
trainee program for all fresh
graduates. The Company sent out
emails that the program has
ended without prior notice.

Some members of the graduate
trainee had spent years with the
company only to receive mails
about their sack at the close of

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