The Nigeria Labour Congress in collaboration with the Private Telecommunications and Communications Senior Staff Association of Nigeria, have given mobile telecommunications giant MTN Nigeria a 14-day ultimatum over alleged anti-labour practices by it’s management.
The Union stated that the company should discontinue with expatriates because of an abuse of the policy. It accused MTN of disregarding its employees in the country, saying such an action was contrary to the core values preached by the organisation.
According to PTECSSAN, the issues bother on the remuneration of workers, exit packages for long-term staff, employee relations practices, and alleged abuse of expatriate quota, amongst others.
“We have called you here to let the world know about the unfortunate events in MTN Nigeria which if not quickly apprehended and mediated may portend great danger to the industrial relations clime within MTN Nigeria. We shall also be using this opportunity to inform the management of MTN of the consequences to industrial peace within its organisation if our demands are not met within 14 Days from this day.
“The Chief Executive Officer of the company whose priority should be organisational growth and sustainability which ought to make workers’ welfare, concerns and grievances paramount has abandoned this vital responsibility. He has rebuffed several calls by the workers and their Union representatives to meet with him on critical issues facing workers in the company,” The Union stated, demanding that MTN allow every employee that wishes to join the union to do so without further delay and any form of intimidation, other wise its proposed strike would be wide and compelling with deep implications for the company’s businesses.