The pensioners of Delta Steel Company (DSC) in Delta State have cried out to the Federal Government to come to their aid. Their request was made when they paid a visit to the Member representing Ughelli North, Ughelli South and Udu Federal Constituency in the House of Representative, Hon Francis Waive to complained about the poor way they have been treated.
According to them, they have been underpaid, their payment was not harmonized, and that they are being owed 9 years pension arrears.
The pensioners who visited under the Association of Iron and Steel Retired Staff of Nigeria, DSC branch in their petition called for stakeholders meeting between them, PTAD, Head of Service, salary and Wages Commission and Ministry power, to discuss their issues.
Speaking to newsmen after meeting with Hon Francis Ejiroghene Waive, the President Steel Town Community, Udu, Delta State, Mr Simeon Segba noted that, “some of our pensioners receive as low as N2,000 as pension per month, while those in level 14 officer, that is like an assistant director in the ministry will be earning a pension of N16,000 per month, and this is due largely to wrong computation. We are not asking for what is not our right, we are asking for what is our right, and we have the documents to that effect, the submission I gave to Hon. Francis Waive, all the documents are attached and the earlier they call for that important meeting, it will be better for all of us.
The House Member assured them that he will take up their case to the appropriate authorities and ensure that their concerns are addressed.