AIT Employees Shutdown Benin Station Over 17 Months Unpaid Wages


Members of staff of DAAR Communications, owners of AIT/Ray Power stations have shutdown the station in Benin City, Edo State, over unpaid wages running into seventeen (17) months.

The aggrieved employees Wednesday took over the entrance into the premises of the broadcast outfit situated along Igueniro along the Benin bypass shutting down the station's transmission.

Aside the issue of salaries, they also alleged high handedness on the part of management.

Armed with placards of various anti-management slogans, the members of staff also expressed shock that the management had concluded plans to lay off some of the workers.

The protesting staff alleged that the management was prepared to replace permanent workers with contract appointments, adding that the steps were anti-labour law.

Efforts to reach the station's manager, Ms. Oyeghe Oyarekhua, to get management's side of the story were unsuccessful as at the time of reporting.