Thirty-SEVEN Senegalese workers of Ringardas Nigeria Limited, Sapele, Delta State, on Thursday, embarked on indefinite strike, to protest against alleged inhuman treatment by the management of the firm, who were mostly Indians.
Nigerian Tribune gathered that the protesters, led by Mor Thiam, barricaded the entrance into the company as early as 8.00 a.m, over the management’s failure to pay their July salary, as well as the decision to deport them over complaints on salary delay.
Ringardas Nigeria Limited is a private company that produces over 85 per cent of bitumen used by construction firms across the country.
It was learnt that the quick intervention of security agents saved the protest from snowballing into a violent one, when the management attempted to employ force to dislocate the protesting workers.
Sources disclosed that the development came up just as the executive of Sapele Okpe community, the host community to the company, was planning to protest against the employment of the Senegalese, instead of giving such opportunity to their youths.
Efforts to get any of the management staff to react on the issue were unsuccessful.