Telecom workers plan nationwide strike on September 5
Workers of the various telecom companies have served notice that it will embark on an indefinite nationwide strike from Monday, September 5, 2022.
The notice issued by the Telecom and IT Professionals Network, follows the inability of their employers to renew the contract of over 100 targeted members and executives across the national, regional and branch levels of the network.
The network comprises outsourced engineers, technicians, IT professionals and other allied workers managing the technical operations of the three major telecom companies – MTN, Vodafone and AirtelTigo.
A statement issued by the network on Wednesday, August 31, 2022, said the telecom workers would withdraw their services until three key “non-negotiable demands” are met by their employers.
“And since all attempts to get the cooperation of these employers have failed, we think it is time for action until the following non-negotiable conditions are met.
“These include representatives who are also part of the current Joint Standing Negotiation Committee or Sub-Committee negotiating the 2022 CA and salary increment with the employers which has hit a deadlock.
“Clearly, we are left on our own to take the necessary action to deal with these unfair labour practices and conduct that threatens the very existence of the Union,” the statement stressed,” the statement said.