Union urges media houses to stop sacking journalists

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The Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ) has urged media organisations in the country to stop arbitrary retrenchment of journalists and other media workers in their employment.

Mr Deji Elumoye, Chairman of the Lagos Chapter of the union, gave the advice in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Friday in Lagos.

He said that the rates at which media organisations were disengaging their workers over indefensible reasons was worrisome, saying the practice should not continue.

Elumoye added that the union was particularly dismayed that most of its members disengaged were owed backlog of salary arrears and were not even paid any entitlement at their exiting.

“We say no to the series of retrenchment of our members and other media workers by their employees in recent times.

“The development is one too many, it is unfortunate, uncalled for, especially as some of them…

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