The Federal Palace Hotel was another major Lagos hotel that experienced disruptions in operations early in 2015. In the last week of January, the hotel staff protested over pay and other welfare benefits, and were agitating for their freedom of association. The staff alleged maltreatment, poor pay and unfair dismissals as the reasons for their protest.
However the situation seems to have reached some resolution as the hotel management had talks with the staff and a representative of the Nigerian Labour Congress. Permission to form a union was granted and normal business operations resumed February 2nd.
It was earlier reported that the Radisson Blu Lagos, which shut down temporarily stating the need for extensive renovations on the property, also had a labor union tussle with its staff.