Workers of Emeka Offor’s GSL Insists Company Owes Them Backlog Of Salaries
Workers of Global Scansystems Limited under the body they referred to as The Young Professionals has insisted that the company owned by billionaire businessman, Emeka Offor owes them backlog of salaries.
The group had in protest of the treatment meted to them by the company written an open letter to President Muhammadu Buhari askng him to intervene in the matter.
But another group of workers disowned the group, saying that the group does not exist and that the workers of the company have been paid their salaries and entitlements as at when due.
However, The Young Professionals in a mail sent to this medium insist workers are being owed and that they have stopped working since the beginning of August.
The statement by The Young Professionals Reads:
Our attention has been drawn to the letter by our employer Global Scansystems Limited to refute your publication and stop our letter from getting the desired attention.
In the said letter GSL painstakingly denied the obvious, according to the mail “We state unequivocally that GSL has never been in the habit of owing staff salaries knowing fully well the negative effect it would have on it’s productivity.” This is to say the least height of insensitivity by a company who claimed to understand the negative effect such unpaid salaries and other outstanding would have on productivity.
And in the usual shenanigans GSL went on to dismiss the young professionals as a faceless group.
Firstly, we want to state categorically that our open letter to Mr President is not confrontational but an humble appeal from a bleeding heart to seek redress for gross injustice meted to us by GSL management under Mr Fred Udechukwu.
We hereby maintain and reinforce our earlier position as we are ready to defend every word to the letter in due course.
We have stopped going to work since the first week of August due to long suffering arising from 8 months of unpaid salaries, unpaid terminal benefit and other outstanding laced with broken promises by Management.
Our claim of outstanding salaries can be confirmed at our duty posts at the seaport and land borders. It is no news to customs and agents that the scanners are down due to lack of logistics and spare parts.
It’s painful that GSL management chose to be rubbing salt on injury instead of doing the needful as our contributory Pensions have not been remitted to the respective PFAs since october 2012 and our taxes too. You can verify from the accountant or PFAs and LIRS.
It is our prayer that Mr President will hear our cry through the media and come to our aid.
Thanks for your concern
The Young Professional (GSL)