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MTN Senate will not "tolerate" company's move to sack workers

Gilbert Nnaji said the Senate will not tolerate oppression by employers of labour, noting that it will also fairly protect foreign investors.

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The Senate has opposed the move by telecommunication giant, MTN, to sack its Nigerian workers without following global practices.

The Chairman, Senate Committee on Communications, Senator Gilbert Nnaji, told newsmen on Wednesday, October 5, that the upper chamber will reject any unfair decision of the company to terminate workers' appointments.

According to media reports, MTN Nigeria Limited has recently sacked about over 500 staff.

"As representatives of the people, we cannot fold our arms and watch our constituents oppressed by employers of labour," Nnaji said.

"We cannot in any way tolerate such. At the same time, we shall ensure that our foreign investors are not unduly threatened.

"When my attention was drawn to this ugly development, I immediately contacted the Managing Director of the company."

Going by what he was told by the company, the Senator said that facts were misrepresented in the reports circulating about the recent layoff of MTN staff.

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He, however, admitted that only the short-term contract staff who work in the call centres were affected.

 

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