SACKING SPREE: MTN Sacks 100 Persons In Nigeria Without Benefits’

MTN Nigeria office

Telecommunications Company, MTN, on Friday fired hundreds of staff in its Nigeria offices without severance pay, several affected staff have told PREMIUM TIMES.

The staff said they were not properly about their dismissal and that the company failed to respect their contractual agreements.
They said MTN had informed them of a plan to outsource staff, but since it was not the first time that would happen, they took the information casually.
“In 2012 they outsourced us to a company called CNSSL. Now what we have heard is that MTN is taking us away from CNSSL to an Indian company, ISON BPO,” said one staff, who has worked with the company for over five years.
He said they were told by MTN about two weeks ago that the contracts would terminate at the end of September. With no further information, the staff thought they would return to MTN.
“But on reaching here today, they placed security all over the place, numbering up to 50 private security operatives,” he said.
He said while a company could hire and fire, employees also should be fairly remunerated.
“For five years since I have been with them, salaries have not been reviewed. We work on public holidays, yet there were no plans for any overtime payments. We operate an invoice system, which allows payments within intervals of a month, starting from the 15th of every month.


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