Having nowhere else to turn to, Staff at African Independent Television, AIT, in Kaduna state have urged the Federal Government to intervene to make the television’s management pay salaries owed them.
The workers lamented dehumanising treatment being meted on them by their employers, describing the non-payment of their salary arrears as a deliberate act.
A worker who pleaded anonymity confirmed salary for August 2014 was paid on Tuesday, August 11, nearly a year later.
“There has been no communication or excuse whatsoever from management for non-payment of staff salary. When they pay for one month, it will take about four to five months before another payment will be made. A lot of people have left the organisation due to this problem while more people are planning to leave; yet the management are not bothered.
We feel the non-payment is deliberate because the money is there but we are not been paid. The non-payment is inflicting suffering on us because we have families that we cannot cater for, we find it difficult to feed, pay our children’s school fees, house rent and other utility bills,” the staff lamented.
He therefore appealed to the Nigerian Union of Journalist (NUJ), National Assembly and the Federal Government to come to their aid.