The leadership of National Union of Food, Beverages, Tobacco Employees of Nigeria (NUFBTE) has again denied faction within the union.
Noting that the union has not been torn apart, the union announced removal of 21 executive members for their anti-labour activities.
The national president, Comrade Oyelekan Lateef, who reassured Nigerians of the unity in union, said the 21 who were expelled because they indulged in gross infraction against the union’s constitution and anti-union conducts.
Reading from the prepared statement, the general secretary, Comrade Mike Olanrewaju, re-emphasised that the 21 were expelled based their unruly behaviours.
The duo, while speaking with our correspondent, expressed their displeasure over the way the expelled 21 officers have been working against the ethics of decent work and undermining the unity and peace of their respective employers.
“The NEC in-session frowned and condemned without reservation the antics and sundry activities of some misguided members that were preoccupied with the exhibition of some unwholesome actions which has extensively denigrated and disparaged our union within the purview of the general public.
”Without mincing words, the NEC in-session observed that the members involved failed woefully to exploit the internal grievances resolution mechanism put in place by our Union to address such individual and collective grievance,” they pointed out.