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 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.