Protests Rock Shoprite Supermarkets Over Change Of Management

Some staffs of a Multinational Supermarket in Ibadan, Shoprite, have staged a peaceful protest over the decision of the management to handover the affairs of the shop to a new company without arrangement for staff. 

While Some of them carried placards with different inscription such as “5-10 years without promotion and you want to abandon us” “No handover till pay off” and “we must be settled by Shoprite before they run”, others sang solidarity songs. 

Speaking with Premier FM Correspondent, Branch Chairman, National Union of Shops and Distributing Employee, Coco-Mall, Dugbe, Mr. Silvanus Obisha said the protest is happening simultaneously in all Shoprite outlets across Nigeria. 

Mr. Obisha said the union has sealed all the Shoprite outlets in Ibadan and other states to press home their demands. 

He explained that all effort to meet the Management of Shoprite has not yielded result, alleging that members of the management team were not ready to dialogue.

Our correspondent could not reach the Shoprite Management for reaction as at the time of filling this report. 

According to report, management of the Supermarket are due to handover to a new investor by first of April. 

Mosope Kehinde

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