Poor Welfare Workers blame UPS for death of staff

Reports say that the deceased had an underlying illness but had to resume work for fear of being sacked.

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The workers of international courier company, UPS have blamed their management over the demise of a co-worker who was battling with a poor health but was still made to come to work.

According to reports, the deceased, identified as Anthony Ojo, died on Friday, November 11, 2016 after 23 years of service.

A staff of the company who spoke to the Daily Post News said, “This is a sad day for those of us who know him.

"Mr Ojo worked tirelessly. He is a father of 5, including a set of twins. He usually worked till late and resumed early every morning just to clear pending tasks.

“His death while on duty is generating anger from most staff. Honestly, UPS does not really treat its staff well; you can ask others. Management owes us bonuses, no staff bus, despite the stress, while other benefits are delayed.

“Contract staff suffer and dispatch riders suffer most. A non-permanent staff take home N60,000. Riders don’t earn up to N50,000. A whole UPS!"

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Before his death, Ojo complained that he could not move. People around gathered to take him to the hospital, but he died before getting there.

It was reported that the deceased was hypertensive.

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