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Swipha Managing Director shuts workers out of company

by Adenike Akindude
Swipha Managing Director shuts workers out of company.dailyfamily.ng

The new Managing Director of Swipha Pharma Nigeria Limited, a Lebanese, Mr Gabby Elkhoury has shut out the workers of the company since the 12th of January 2018.

Swipha Managing Director shuts workers out of company.dailyfamily.ng

Workers outside the company

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Dailyfamily.ng gathered that the company was recently sold which led to the company being under the control of the new Managing Director.

Swipha Managing Director shuts workers out of company.dailyfamily.ng

The notice for workers to stay away

Many of the workers who spoke to our correspondent said the new Managing Director since his resumption about 6 months ago had stopped giving workers a lot of benefits they used to enjoy like Christmas bonus and leave allowance.

Swipha Managing Director shuts workers out of company.dailyfamily.ng

Swipha Pharma Nigeria Limited

Some of the members of staff that had worked in Swipha for many years told dailyfamily.ng that the new MD denied them their long service award which some of them were due to receive this year.

One of the retirees of Swipha, Mr. Sunday Ugbo who had worked in the company for 15 years spoke with dailyfamily.ng. He said: “The new MD sacked workers and has been frustrating them. He didn’t give us holiday at all. He said we should work from 7 am to 7 pm and on Sundays, we come to work.”

He continued: “some of us that are retirees have been denied our gratuity but we heard that he paid some their gratuity.”

Mr Ugbo explained that the MD, Mr. Gabby Elkhoury locked some of their properties in the company and asked the Police and other security personnel to man the gate so they won’t gain access.

Comrade Mbagwu Ambrose, A trustee and member of the Senior Staff Union spoke with our correspondent, he said: “The management called for a meeting with the Junior staff and senior staff but the Union said until they open the company, we cannot meet with them because we cannot allow our staff to remain under the sun.”

Swipha Managing Director shuts workers out of company.dailyfamily.ng

An elderly worker sitting outside the company

Swipha Managing Director shuts workers out of company.dailyfamily.ng

Workers outside the company

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