Nigerian Labour Congress Shuts MTN Office in Maiduguri Over Workers’ Welfare

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July 11, 2018//-The Borno State chapter of the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has closed down MTN Nigeria in Maiduguri over alleged insensitivity to workers’ welfare.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the picketing of MTN offices, which started on Monday nationwide, was meant to address the company’s penchant for engaging casual workers thereby denying them their privileges.

Bulama Abiso, the Borno State chapter NLC Vice Chairman, on Tuesday said that all congress leaders were directed to mobilise their members to participate in the protest.

“The reasons are insensitivity to workers welfare and contract employment of MTN across the country, which must be stopped. Our workers are not slaves; they must be made permanent staff.

“For instance, in Borno, there are over one million subscribers of MTN, but with only two permanent staff in all offices; the rest are on three months renewable agreement.

“This is very much gross insensitivity to the workers welfare in the country.

“The Nigerian Labour Congress deems it fit to do the picketing. And if MTN refuses to comply, we will wait for the directive of our national body for further action.

“We are here today and we will be here for the next two days to ensure it complies with our demands. The whole MTN offices in Borno will not be allowed to continue operating until they address this insensitivity,” he said.

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