It was a real battle on Thursday 4th October when the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and its affiliate members stormed Orange drugs Limited over casualisation and non-unionisation of their workers.
-Chief Tony Ezenna, CEO Orange Drugs
The activity at Orange Drugs kicked off at 8am and was led by the Vice President, NLC, Mr. Solomon Adelegan with his team.
The company was shut down for hours, which paralysed activities in the organisation.
Adelegan said, casualisation and refusal for the workers to be unionised were the reasons labour was picketing Orange Drugs owned by Chief Tony Ezenna.
Real reasons according to our findings is the way workers are being enslaved yet they get poor renumeration.
Meetings were later held with the management and Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed by both parties, agreeing that the company would put an end to casulisation and also allow the workers to be unionised.
At the Consolidated Business Holdings, violence erupted and members of the union descended on the Admin Manager, Mr. Gbenga Oyesiji with sticks, claiming he assaulted a member of the union the last time they visited the organisation.
It took the intervention of the NLC’s Vice President before he could be released by his captors.