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CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by Omooba77: 4:51pm On Jul 22, 2015
Lagos – Workers at the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) on Wednesday continued their protest over what they said was unlawful sack and poor wage by the management of the company.

No fewer than 100 workers barricaded the Iganmu office of the company in Lagos to protest their sack by the CCECC management.

Some of the workers who spoke to NAN at the office located inside the national Theatre Complex said they were disenchanted with the manner which the management disengaged them.

Mr Simon Uje, one of the workers said that they were aggrieved because they were sacked without notice by the company handling the Lagos State Government rail project.

“We came to work on Monday and today we resumed for duty only to be told that our services are no longer needed.
“A worker will resume and work by 8 a.m. and close at 12 p.m. and the person will be sacked without pay and no prior information. This is sad,’’ Uje said.

Another worker, Mr Rufus Adebayo said that they worked every day for a month without an off day and received between N30,000 and N35,000.
“The workers have no free day. Some of us have worked with the company for four to five years but there is no condition of service and no letter of appointment,’’ Adebayo said.

Another, Mr Bello Yusuf, said that the workers do not have basic welfare package such as a health scheme to protect them because of the hazards of the job.

Yusuf said that monthly, N600 was being deducted from their salary as union due, but the workers’ rights are not well represented.
He appealed to the CCECC management to properly remunerate and provide better work environment for them.

However, an official, who did not disclose his name before he was hurriedly invited to a management meeting told NAN that the company was not owing the workers.

The source said the management had the right to sack workers and re-employ them on contract as was applicable globally.

Mr Babatunde Liadi, General Secretary, National Union of Civil Engineering, Construction, Furniture and Wood Workers, told NAN that they had not been informed of the crisis in the company.

Liadi gave an assurance that officials from the state council of the union would visit the CCECC office to intervene in the matter.

NAN learnt that the Lagos State Chairman of the construction workers union, who was simply identified as Mr Joshua, was already having a dialogue with the management of the company.

NAN recalls that in 2012, the workers also protested over poor pay, sack and poor conditions of service.

In 2013, there was another protest when one of the workers had his hand chopped off while working with a machine on one of the bridges.
Meanwhile, the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority (LAMATA), owner of the rail project, has said it only awarded contracts to the company and monitors the progress of the job.

LAMATA’s External Relations Specialist, Mr Kolawole Ojelabi, told NAN that the agency was not involved in the payment of the labourers’ wages or oversees their employment.

“We have given the job to the Chinese company; if there is any issue between the workers and the company, I think its management should resolve it with them.

“Except if there is any damage on the infrastructure by any worker, then LAMATA can come in.

“We give them job and we pay them, labour laws do not stipulate that if you give somebody a contract, you are to pay his or her staff,’’ Ojelabi said.



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Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by Omooba77: 4:59pm On Jul 22, 2015
NLC no dey hear or read this...

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Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by Omooba77: 5:01pm On Jul 22, 2015
Introvert sori,saw u disappeared
Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by Nobody: 7:43pm On Jul 22, 2015
This is one of the many reasons I despise the construction sector, even as a graduate of civil engineering. Majority of its employers are cynical and barely care about the welfare of her staffs, even the very popular ones. The only rational option is self-employment else... OYO.

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Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by Omooba77: 8:26pm On Jul 22, 2015
coolbibz:
This is one of the many reasons I despise the construction sector, even as a graduate of civil engineering. Majority of its employers are cynical and barely care about the welfare of her staffs, even the very popular ones. The only rational option is self-employment else... OYO.
Construction is where the bulk of project money is;we just need to make it safer and improve the welfare of workers
Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by heneversleep: 10:02pm On Jul 22, 2015
coolbibz:
This is one of the many reasons I despise the construction sector, even as a graduate of civil engineering. Majority of its employers are cynical and barely care about the welfare of her staffs, even the very popular ones. The only rational option is self-employment else... OYO.
Fellow Civil Engr, you shared what's on mind. Construction coy is a no-no for me also, just tap on the experience and walk away.
Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by Omooba77: 11:05pm On Jul 22, 2015
heneversleep:
Fellow Civil Engr, you shared what's on mind. Construction coy is a no-no for me also, just tap on the experience and walk away.

Money dey there pass design..
Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by Omooba77: 7:14am On Jul 23, 2015
heneversleep:
Fellow Civil Engr, you shared what's on mind. Construction coy is a no-no for me also, just tap on the experience and walk away.

Conditions of service needs to be improved on; 85% of construction workers are casual, so the unfair treatment continue on abated. There must be enforcement of labour law to change all this; money is in construction my great Engineer.
Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by heneversleep: 7:41am On Jul 23, 2015
Omooba77:


Conditions of service needs to be improved on; 85% of construction workers are casual, so the unfair treatment continue on abated. There must be enforcement of labour law to change all this; money is in construction my great Engineer.
Haaaa cheesy, everyone and money! Am delving into construction project management now.
Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by Nobody: 8:15am On Jul 23, 2015
Omooba77:

Construction is where the bulk of project money is;we just need to make it safer and improve the welfare of workers

Very true. Safety and welfare just need be improved, and this is the same thing people have been clamouring for many years. While bidding for most contracts, these socalled construction firms prepare their BEME or contract bids in such a way that it provides for every single individual on the project, but these provisions are never accessible to them. If policies aren't set in place to check their excesses, the maltreatment won't vitiate anytime soon. Makes you wonder what the various associations of builders, quantity surveyors, engineers, and other fields pertinent to the construction sector are really doing.
Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by Nobody: 8:20am On Jul 23, 2015
heneversleep:
Fellow Civil Engr, you shared what's on mind. Construction coy is a no-no for me also, just tap on the experience and walk away.

I dey tell you bro. Na just to tap experience begin hustle your own.
Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by Kassidy4luv(m): 8:34am On Jul 23, 2015
Most construction companies in Nigeria Zerock, Setraco, ITB, Cobel, Julis Beger etc have 60-70 percent of its work force as casual workers, hence will be on redundant when the company those not have any job @ hand.

I prefer Design to construction, am currently in the Quality control/ assurrance.
Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by heneversleep: 9:06am On Jul 23, 2015
Kassidy4luv:
Most construction companies in Nigeria Zerock, Setraco, ITB, Cobel, Julis Beger etc have 60-70 percent of its work force as casual workers, hence will be on redundant when the company those not have any job @ hand.

I prefer Design to construction, am currently in the Quality control/ assurrance.
kassidy, are you into geotechnics?

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Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by Omooba77: 9:58am On Jul 23, 2015
Kassidy4luv:
Most construction companies in Nigeria Zerock, Setraco, ITB, Cobel, Julis Beger etc have 60-70 percent of its work force as casual workers, hence will be on redundant when the company those not have any job @ hand.

I prefer Design to construction, am currently in the Quality control/ assurrance.

Reason why most workers accept their fate,casualisation and not enough job opportunities,so they stick with the bird in hand
Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by Kassidy4luv(m): 11:11am On Jul 23, 2015
heneversleep:
kassidy, are you into geotechnics?
Yea am into geotechnics,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,
Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by scarplanet(m): 12:57pm On Jul 23, 2015
Why are the workers crying foul? They resumed work without certain conditions of service nor letter of appointment. Meaning there was never a legal binding agreement between them and the company! What they did was that they signed their resignation letter even before they resumed duties! No wonder they were being paid whatever the company decided.

In simple terms; the employer-employee romance is over! There is nothing NLC nor any court can do; because they were never staff of the company in the first instance.
Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by sunshine1974(m): 1:07pm On Jul 23, 2015
Construction companies are just d most unreliable, dey sack anyhow, or dey will put u on hold Shey na work be dat. If u read civil engineering just set up ur firm don't even bother working for a construction company xcept ur uncle is one of the big boys in d company.
Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by Omooba77: 2:13pm On Jul 23, 2015
scarplanet:
Why are the workers crying foul? They resumed work without certain conditions of service nor letter of appointment. Meaning there was never a legal binding agreement between them and the company! What they did was that they signed their resignation letter even before they resumed duties! No wonder they were being paid whatever the company decided.

In simple terms; the employer-employee romance is over! There is nothing NLC nor any court can do; because they were never staff of the company in the first instance.

I understand you,but human feeling should guide all these company.That is why people cut corners to steal cement,materials
Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by Richie0974: 3:35pm On Jul 23, 2015
Hmm...All I can say is its gonna b better....
Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by allanphash7(m): 3:35pm On Jul 23, 2015
Na deir fault? = No



Whose fault= Our government





Can this be done in their country =No






Fvuck this motherfucking country





I miss you Ghadaffi my Role model

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Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by anonimi: 3:36pm On Jul 23, 2015
Light rail SCAM don pafuka again be that.



Fashola visited Toronto earlier this year to inspect the TTC trains.
AUGUST 10, 2011

The Lagos deal would be the first of its kind for the TTC. Decommissioned cars are usually sold for scrap metal and can fetch up to $1,500 dollar each. While Ross declined to discuss specific figures, he says the sticker price for Lagos is "significantly more" than scrap prices, putting the potential profits to the TTC in the millions of dollars. shocked

It is not unusual for technology from western nations to end up in poorer countries. Marketplaces in Africa and Asia are flooded with North American clothes, computers, and even cars, but the purchase of larger technology like trains is rarer.

The cars will have to be significantly refurbished to fit existing infrastructure in Lagos, and some Nigerian media reports have lamented that the government appears to have settled on "tokundo," or used, trains instead of brand new vehicles.

Although half the cars are more than 30 years old, Ross is adamant they are perfectly safe and are only being decommissioned for capacity reasons. But he also admitted the TTC is not required to make sure the cars meet any safety standards before selling them.

"Once sold, it's up to the new operator to ensure they are in good working order," he said. "They do need to be maintained much more frequently than the new trains, simply because of their age. At some point they will run out their useful life."

Murtaza Haider, director of the Institute of Housing and Mobility at Ryerson University, said the age of the cars is definitely a cause for concern.

"We should be ensuring that there is some service life left in these vehicles and we're not going to be playing havoc with the lives of those who would ride these vehicles," Haider said. "There's metal fatigue, and that metal fatigue could result in dangerous conditions. I would be paying a close watch on this for the next ten years to see how many accidents do happen in Lagos."

More from: https://nowtoronto.com/news/next-stop-nigeria/



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* In January 2013, i.e. some two years after the Toronto visit, our excellent former governor said the trains will be ready by June, i.e. five months after the unsolicited statement, based on his inspection & assessment of work done so far at the time =>





Lagos light rail’ll be ready in June – Fashola
JANUARY 9, 2013

The Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola on Tuesday said the first phase of the state Blue Light Rail project would be completed by June this year(2013).

He expressed confidence that Lagosians would start enjoying the services of the lrail project immediately.

The first phase would run from Marina and terminated at Okokomaiko area in Ojo Local Government.

Fashola spoke during an inspection of ongoing projects in the state which took him and his cabinet members to Orile-Iganmu, Alimosho and Ejigbo areas among others to assess the level of works being done by contractors.

The governor, who inaugurated the trackwork of the blue light rail at Alaba Suru, Coker-Agunda Local Council Development Area, said the level of work on the road and those of the National Theatre and Alaba-Mile 2 rail stations, would ensure early completion

He said, “In order to finish the project, the contractor did not go on vacation during the festive period. This will ensure that the project is delivered on time for the use of Lagosians.

More from: http://www.punchng.com/news/lagos-light-railll-be-ready-in-june-fashola/










* Last year, our fine-boy-no-pimples Misita ex-Gomina confessed he had already spent a whopping sum of N160 billion on the light rail that was supposed to be in use since June 2013. Depending on the exchange rate he used that could be $1 billion to $1.2 billion spent shocked



How We Spent N160bn World Bank Loan on Light Rail Project
11 Sep 2014
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He, therefore, explained that the state government already “has in place, strategies to repay the loan. The federal government was in the know of the state’s decision to take the bond and it approved it.”

He added that the truth “is that what they do not also say is that no state in Nigeria can borrow money outside, from any multilateral agencies without the approval of the federal government.

“What they did not say is that they approved it. No state can raise money by bond the way we have done without the federal government’s approval. Both SEC and NSE are all federal regulatory agencies through which we must pass. If they said okay, it means there must be something good about the debt.

More from: http://www.thisdaylive.com/articles/lagos-how-we-spent-n160bn-world-bank-loan-on-light-rail-project/188736/



As of today, we nor see train, even sef all the billion, billion $$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$ don disappear enter Toronto. We prayer be sey make dem nor turn around small time sey na bad business like the N8 billion Sunborn floating hotel angry angry

In fact Ambode now dey tell us sey na to restructure the financing and delivery will be in 18 months time. Laakulilai, we don suffer finish in the hands of these scam masters and smooth operators => embarassed


Why I reached out to Igbo voters –Ambode, Lagos APC governorship candidate
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When is the light rail going to be delivered, the project seems to be going on for years?

I just said it, it’s being funded by Lagos State and the Federal Government support is not there. But I believe strongly that we will create a financial restructuring that will allow us to deliver that light rail within the next 18 months.

More from: http://www.punchng.com/feature/hotseat/why-i-reached-out-to-igbo-voters-ambode-lagos-apc-governorship-candidate/



Una wey sabi financial management small go know sey the man just dey tell us sey money don finish dem must BORROW plenty $$$$$$$$$$$ loan again to have any hope whatsoever of using the trains in 18 months lohun lohun far away longest time!
Can anyone reconcile the fact that the federal government approved LASG's World Bank loan for this project yet the new tenant of ALausa house dey spin us long tales of no federal support. He must think we are all baby pikins wey mama fit tell FAKE tory angry
Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by Nobody: 3:36pm On Jul 23, 2015
What?!

Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by anselm791(m): 3:37pm On Jul 23, 2015
Don't worry, baba is back.
Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by loomer: 3:38pm On Jul 23, 2015
Wetin all these foreigners dey use our eyes see for our own country no be small
Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by idbami2(m): 3:39pm On Jul 23, 2015
Nigeria and protestss
Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by Khaynet(m): 3:41pm On Jul 23, 2015
Ok
Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by crystalblaize1: 3:42pm On Jul 23, 2015
ok
Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by DONSMITH123(m): 3:42pm On Jul 23, 2015
na wao...protest daily
Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by Jybz: 3:42pm On Jul 23, 2015
Oh.
Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by Strongbest(m): 3:42pm On Jul 23, 2015
And this is what I preach on nairaland daily. Every time I come across a thread like this, it freaks me out. Let's try and have alternatives. If your boss or your employer refuses to pay you, there'll always be something to fall back on and you won't feel the pinch that much.


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Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by donholy28(m): 3:43pm On Jul 23, 2015
I didn't read but I believe that if someone works...he should be paid...and when i said paid,I mean paid in full... they should keep on protesting on till the bad employees pay them
Re: CCECC Construction Workers Protest Sack, Poor Wage by Kassidy4luv(m): 3:43pm On Jul 23, 2015
I pity their workers............... They don't employ Engineers, rather they will go for Casual workers they will place on redundancy when their contract expires.

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