Telecom workers suspend strike, set to meet NLC to resolve impasse

The strike is in response to several efforts by the workers to get the allowances paid

The Telecom and IT Professionals Union has announced its decision to suspend its strike action pending a meeting with the National Labour Commission (NLC) on Thursday, March 18, 2021.

The group called off the strike action on Tuesday, March 16, 2021, reported.

The union and its employers will be meeting the NLC on Thursday to find an amicable solution to the matter.

General Secretary of the Telecom and IT Professionals Union, Israel Edem Agbegbor, said they are hopeful of a fruitful session on Thursday.

Mr. Agbegbor added they believe in the powers of NLC to settle the issue.

“As a law-abiding organisation, we have decided to respect the letter, and so we have complied, and we have suspended our industrial action pending the hearing from the National Labour Commission (NLC) come Thursday.”

“We suspended it exactly 6 am today so all our members started work at that time. We respect NLC’s powers and what it is capable of and has the resources as far as the stakeholders particularly the Ghana Chamber of Telecom. We are sure that they will come together and bring this matter to a closure.”

The Telecom and IT Professionals Union declared a strike which was intended on March 15, 2021, in protest of poor conditions of service.

The union has said salary negotiations with the management of the four subcontractors who have been engaged by Huawei Technologies Limited to maintain the technical operations of MTN, AirtelTigo, and Vodafone have not yielded fruitful results.

They have therefore resolved to boycott work until their concerns are addressed.

Source: CNR

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