Protesting Shoprite staff inside the Ikeja City Mall and Festival Mall, located just outside FESTAC, have locked down the shops over welfare issues.
“We are here to fight for our rights – our payoffs and compensation,” a male Shoprite staff told The Guardian on Tuesday.
“We say no to modern-slavery,” says one of the notices posted on the locked doors of the store at the Festival Mall.
A protesting staff at Ikeja referred to the planned takeover of the company by new investors as part of the reason for the protest.
He said the protesters are not “aware of their (new investors) plans for us” after some of them have worked for the company for close to 10 to 15 years.The company said last August that its business in Nigeria operated under Retail Supermarkets Nigeria Limited “may be classified as a discontinued operation“. (Guardian)