{Update} NLC Pickets MTN Office In Kano

The Nigerian Labour  Congress (NLC) on Monday picket MTN office in Kano over what it described as a hostile working environment for the workers.

The picketing that started at about 6.30am led to activities being grounded at the office.

Kano NLC Chairman Comrade Kabiru Ado Minjibir said the picketing was a directive from the union headquarters and is a nationwide exercise

“ The picketing became inevitable as the company has refused to heed  advice to stop its inhuman treatment of workers. About 80% of the staff are casuals and they are not allowed to unionized which is against the International Labour Organisation treaty,” said Kabir Minjibir.

The NLC Chairman said the union has being in discussion with the company over a year to correct there ways of addressing workers issues which are mostly slavery like.

He insisted that they would not leave the frontage of the MTN office until they are directed from the NLC headquarters.

The labour union was supported by civil society organizations that  included Centre for  Awareness and Justice (CAJA) .

Speaking to Solacebase at the MTN office, CAJA Executive Director   Comrade Kabir Saidu Dakata said the picketing is supported by the CSOs considering that NLC is the only mouth piece of the masses in Nigeria as the government has failed to protect the common man.

Efforts to speak with the company proved abortive as the staff said they are not authorized to talk to the media.