Radio Rivers Broadcasting Staff Protests Alleged Mismanagement, Locks Out Mgt
The Rivers State Broadcasting Corporation, Radio Rivers RSBC on Monday morning locked out it’s Management in protest of mismanagement
it was gathered that the protest was was organized by the two trade unions over lack of accountability and transparency in administration at every level.
The unions led by Lekia Anya( NUJ) and Raph Zabbey ( Rattawu) as early as as 6:30 am galvanized staff to lock the gate to prevent the management team led by Mr. Samson Fiberesima from gaining access into the Corporation establishment.
According to current matters Blog “The unions expressed lack of confidence in the General manager and his team. They cited maladministration and alleged financial recklessness, neglect of operational facilities and equipment-Unending off – air syndrome, Safety , Hygiene and Sanitation issues among others as reason for the protest
The unions stated that the management does not have what it takes to run the station as decay currently stares the
previously rated No 1 station in Nigeria in the face saying” enough is enough.”
According to them, the protest was the resolution of Congress after several options for dialogue with the management on derivable failed. They also claimed to have drawn the attention of the government to the abysmal state of the station and appealed to Governor Sim Fubara to as a matter of urgency wade in to alleviate the pathetic situation of the station. Some of the workers who spoke to newsmen expressed disappointment with the General Manager, saying” we want a change of the management team.
” We are no longer relevant in the broadcast industry because of the lack of direction of the management.
” Everyday, our station goes off air. You can’t believe that we’ve been off – air since last Wednesday and our management doesn’t care.
” As we speak, the conveniences are bad and workers can’t use them. Casual staff have yet to be paid 14 months salary, the studios – On Air and Recording are dilapidated and management doesn’t care and when you go to the GM to complain, there’s always the blame game . We are tired of this.
” We want the State Government to come to our aid. We can’t bear this anymore”, they said.
The unions also pasted placards at the gate of the radio station it reads as follows:-
”We say no to maladministration and sabotage in Radio Rivers,”
Mismanagement of funds not following due process”
Gov Sim Please save Radio Rivers”.