NUJ Promises Hard Times For AIT,ThisDay Others for Owing Workers Salaries
The Nigeria Union of Journalists has thrown support behind the ongoing industrial action embarked upon by the staff of Africa Independent Television and ThisDay newspapers over the non-payment of salaries in the last eight months.The union’s National Secretary, Shuaib Usman Leman, in a statement said apart from throwing its weight behind the staff of AIT and ThisDay, it will take further action, which includes but not limited to the closure of the offices of the media outfits nationwide.
It said the NUJ was angered by the failure of the management of ThisDay newspapers to make good its promises of paying at least one month salary on Tuesday.
It warned that the union will take all necessary legal steps to uphold the rights of its members in ThisDay, if all the arrears are not cleared at the end of today in line with the promise by the management.
The NUJ therefore advised other media houses such as Newswatch Times, National Mirror and AIT, who are also owing, to immediately pay up or face its wrath, threatening to picket them without any further notice.