Popular La Casera Drink Stops Operation, Read What Happened Over The Weekend

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Popular drink company, La Casera Company has shut down operations at its Mile 2 site on Apapa-Oshodi Expressway.

Vanguard reports that the company decide to stop operating because the workers are at risk after the premises was invaded over the weekend, by over 200 demonstrators led by representatives of the National Union of Food, Beverages and Tobacco of Employees (NUFBTE).

In a statement today, Monday, September 14, by Tola Bademosi, who is the spokesman of the company, the invasion on its facility led to disrupted production, alleging that workers were compelled to stop work and asked to sign consent forms by the unionists.

“Over 200 shouting demonstrators, some bussed in from out of state, broke into the factory which employs over 780 people at its site near Mile 2.

” Caught unawares with no prior notice, security guards were unable to hold back the unruly group who broke into the complex, entering offices and production areas. Production line workers were compelled to stop work and assemble in the factory yard where they were forced to sign membership consent forms to join the union on the spot. Some of those who refused to sign were brutalized.

” Employees who tried to film the disturbance on mobile phones were manhandled and had their phones taken away. Others signed under duress before taking the opportunity caused by a heavy downpour to flee the scene.”

“Unable to guarantee the safety of its workers, Management was compelled to shut operations and send everyone home. The plant has remained closed over the weekend with its fate uncertain as leaders of the mob have threatened to return again with an even larger force. Further communication from Management is expected soon.”

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