The Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) Friday stormed the corporate headquarters of telecommunication giant, MTN Nigeria and the Abuja Environmental Protection Board (AEPB) over anti Labour practices.
The workers are joining their counterparts all over the world to support and celebrate the world decent work day. The day is also used to advance Issues of decent work, issues of occupational health and safety, better conditions of service, and minimum wage.
President of NLC, Ayuba Wabba while addressing the workers said every worker is entitled to better working conditions.
While in AEPB, Wabba said “We have identified two organisation’s, Abuja Environmental Protection Board where casualization has been on and workers have been denied the rights to unionise among other issues.
“Secondly is the notorious MTN which all of us are aware of. Every three months they sack the workers and give them a new contract. This is not acceptable, our laws does not accept that, and those workers need to be liberated.
“we need to tell them that they need to respect international labour laws, they need to also respect our own labour laws but importantly, they must respect human and trade union rights.
“Workers have dignity, workers are not slaves and therefore, all workers must be treated with the workers best of attention.
“Injury to one is injury to all. Injury to the workers at MTN and AEPB is an injury to all Nigerian workers.
“Issues of minimum wage must be attended to within minimum time, we are running out of time”
Some of the workers who spoke with BLUEPRINT lamented hash working environment, adding that “we have been working for MTN for 17 years as casual, they sack some of our colleagues without a dime”.