Some members of staff of the Africa Independent Television (AIT) in Kaduna state have called on the federal government to intervene in their salary crisis, Daily Trust reports. The workers claim that the management have refused to pay their salary and alleged that the non-payment of salaries was a deliberate action from the management.
Daily Trust reports that one of the workers who pleaded anonymity claimed that the salary for August, 2014 was paid on Tuesday, August 11, 2015. He claimed that when the management paid any month’s salary, it would take another five months before another payment was made.
“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,”
He called on the Nigerian Union of journalist and the federal government to look into the matter as it was fast becoming unbearable. “We are really suffering and some of us cannot quit our jobs because there are no available jobs out there.”