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Angry workers shut Taraba hotel

06 November 2013, 21:45

Abuja - Angry Taraba State Hotel workers have barricaded the entrance to the hotel as they protest unpaid salaries.

The workers, numbering about 100, prevented clients from gaining access to the premises.Those seeking accommodation had to look elsewhere.

The placard-waving workers vowed to continue to disrupt activities in the hotel pending when their demands were met.

Addressing journalists at the scene of the protest, the leader of the aggrieved workers, Paul Sabonoye, said workers were owed money for up to two years.“For the past nine months we have not being paid our salaries. Some of the staff are owed twelve months service charges and leave grant for two years,” he said.

“We have been patient enough because we all have families. There is no special market set aside for us here. We all go to the same market to purchase good at the same market rates. Most of us, our children have been set out of schools because we are unable to pay their school fees.”

Reports suggest the hotel is on the verge of collapsing due to poor management. Efforts to obtain comment from management proved fruitless.

- CAJ News

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