MTN Nigeria has gone along with other telecommunication company and major network operators to formally order its Nigerian staff to join the ongoing strike instituted by the Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) on September 27, 2018.
While the strike persists, offices have been instructed to remain shut.
The demonstration by NLC is based on a sole demand: wages. The union is pursuing review of the terms of labour which are considered insensitive. The demand has, however, gone on into series of back and forth bargains and so many of meetings between the union and representatives of the Federal Government. The union registered its demand to review minimum wage upward from a meagre ₦18, 000 considered insufficient to ₦50, 000.
Lagos has continued to experience a flow of commercial activities. Private businesses around also appear unbothered and in complete oblivion of NLC pronouncement.
It is believed by some that this compliance by MTN might be an attempt to stir clear of yet another violation, considering it has one ongoing.