Payporte Staff Cries Out Over Not Paid Salary In Months, Family Hunger – Pension And Tax Not Remitted In Years
According to a Facebook user, Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Visage Media, Chukwudi Iwuchukwu’s post on the recent trend on Twitter, Some months ago, January to be precise, a certain Twitter account, made claims about PayPorte, one of the most popular e-Commerce Companies in Nigeria owing salary.
Many felt this was a rumour because there was no identity to the person and the account, but we are here to tell you it was no rumour.
It has come to the knowledge of Twitter users that some ex-payporte staff has joined in the fight to recover their withheld salaries from payporte and has promised to reveal themselves in due time.
We are a group of former employees who have had enough! We hereby bring to the notice of the Labour-union, FIRS, PENCOM, Media and the general public the injustice and inhumane treatment going on at PAYPORTE GLOBAL SYSTEMS, owned by Eyo Bassey Francis official sponsors of the Big Brother Naija show.
For months, we have been working without pay! Requests for salary advance from salaries owed are being ignored! Employees who are unable to come to work due to lack of funds are fired and still denied payment! Salaries have not been paid since November last year. For our Pension, 8% employee contribution is being deducted monthly but not remitted, same for the employer’s statutory 10% pension contribution.
Making it a total of 18% pension contribution as stated in the Pension Act, which has not been remitted for more than 2 years, same with tax. Requests have been made, emails have been sent but the company has refused to respond and pay us our dues.
We have been quiet for too long while we watch as management spend frivolously. They engage in activities to promote the image of the company, sign celebrities as ambassadors, host and pay student ambassadors.
They are also sponsoring a reality TV show, #BBNaija worth over 350,000,000 Naira, AY Live, Nigeria Football Federation, yet some say, how’s that our business?
What drains the working strength of any worker is lack of motivation, a worker tends to respond when he or she is been motivated finanacally or even the enviroment where he works.
How are these individuals been affected by Payporte sponsorship in events without salary payment?
They are affected by this because they have their family to take care of, sick daughters to settle their hospital bills and house rent to pay and yet they expect this people to turn up to work.
It is our business when we are being owed for 4 months and expected to come to work while certain staff enjoy special privileges.
It is our right to demand what is ours. Our loyalty and patience are being taken for granted and we will not be silent anymore.
It’s our business when all these spendings are going on during the same period when staff were sending requests for school fees for a child which was ignored and child had to be withdrawn from the school.
It’s our business when Staff sent a request for his rent which expired and he had to be evicted from his house.
It’s our business when Staff who had a close relation battling cancer and wanted to help donate towards her treatment.
It’s our business when Staff who needed just N20,000 Salary advance to cater to his family sends a mail requesting for fees and the mail is unanswered. All these emails were left unresponded to.
We call on the Nigerian Labour Congress to take action. We call on FIRS to take action.
We call on PENCOM to take action. We have laboured for PAYPORTE and we deserve our wages!
This isn’t just a Twitter battle or Facebook battle but will fight this injustice with all the energy, resources, sweat and spirit in us.
We will bring this Company and its founder, Eyo Bassey Francis to the law and ensure we get what is rightly ours.
We have faced, we have identities, we are scared of no one or your friends. We have tried the diplomatic approach and gotten nothing, we will get what is ours eventually! We will not relent; We will not stop!
The truth remains that Nigerians are beginning to conform to norms which is negative to their social and financial progress, thereby leaving a better life to the hands of greedy entities, and when you ask, they only utter a word ” This is Naija, we will always survive”.
Even the bile made it clear in Deuteronomy 24:14-15
“You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your countrymen or one of your aliens who is in your land in your towns.”
And, James 5:4
Behold, the pay of the labourers who mowed your fields, and which has been withheld by you, cries out against you; and the outcry of those who did the harvesting has reached the ears of the Lord of Sabaoth.
Oh ! how can we be in a country where every tragic life is normal, why do we give government and establishments room to cobweb our resources and put us in dark room of suffering?.
It may not be us but let’s think about our future generation and make the right decisions now.It pains me because as once an OAP in a radio station where I worked for 8 months without pay, it was difficult managing life as a single lady let alone a family man with children and still passing through health challenges.
KEEP SHARING ………