Staffs of the popular international Supermarket in Ibadan, Shoprite, have staged a peaceful protest over the decision of the management to handover the affairs of the Supermarket to another company without prior arrangement for staff.
The members of staff of the Supermarket were seen carrying placards with varying inscription such as: “5-10 years without promotion and you want to abandon us” “No handover till pays off” and “we must be settled by Shoprite before they run”, others sang solidarity songs.
Commenting on the protest, The 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.
According to reports, management of the Supermarket are due to handover to a new investor by first of April.