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Berger Paints Sacks All Workers For Refusing To Call Off Strike, Asks Employee To Reapply

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Berger Paints Sacks All Workers For Refusing To Call Off Strike, Asks Employee To Reapply

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June 20, 2017 – Berger Paints Nigeria Plc Lay Off All Employee For Refusing To Call Off Strike, Asks Interested Worker To Reapply For Job

Berger Paints has laid off its entire workforce following a 2-week strike.

We learnt on Monday that the company took the risky decision because its appeal to the workers to return to work was rebuffed.

The workers went on strike after the company stopped their gratuity payment.

They wanted their gratuity payment added back to their salary, a request the company didn’t agree to.

Berger Paints then fired its entire workforce and urged all employee interested in working with the company to reapply.



  1. Konga

    June 20, 2017 at 3:04 AM

    This is Nigeria for you ,,,,,,,May God bless our soul.

  2. fifelomo

    June 20, 2017 at 5:41 PM

    Naa wa ooo!

  3. Sunday addeji

    June 21, 2017 at 12:20 AM

    Hello,Information should be verified before publishing it online. The part of the news that, Management of the Organization did not inform the staff before the implementation of this policy is a lie. A friend of mine work in the company and as always informed me of this issue since last year. He even told me that the Management has promised to pay some compensation to the staff in reference to this development.
    Staffs were currently promoted within the organization and an increment in salary was paid to them in the reward of hard work and diligence to the organization. The people that are protesting are those that have some personal issue with the company.
    Please get the fact clearly…….

  4. Kola Abiwo

    June 21, 2017 at 12:45 AM

    Hello, Information from media report last week revealed that, the Management of the company was willing to pay the workers of the company their gratuity and also a certain amount of money in form of compensation to all staff. But the Union of the company have been cooperative in the process of negotiation and also the unprofessional and ruly behavior have been the basis of disagreement between both parties.
    A member of the union that pleaded anonymous also reveals the plan of the staffs to block the major entrance and shot down operations which yielded a positive outcome leading to the present state of their industrial action.
    The management of the company have been highly responsible since the introduction of this new policy through the introduction of programs to empower and develop their staff.

  5. kunate 76

    June 21, 2017 at 8:09 PM

    ********To the best of my knowledge, Berger Paints is a company with strong market positioning with staff welfare of the highest imperative. It is surprising that during negotiation some union representatives deliberately went out of their way in an attempt to bring disrepute to the organization instead of focusing on continuing negotiations and resolving core issues in the shortest time possible.

  6. adewale

    June 22, 2017 at 5:45 AM

    Although the company ask all staff to reapply, but this was due to their action and low level of maturity in the process of negotiation. Even most brands have stop the payment of gratuity. The company have been kind enough in the process by introducing some other form of incentives but the non compliance of staff lead to the non implementation of this process.

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