Monday, April 15, 2024

Telecoms union suspends planned strike


The Personal Telecommunications and Communications Senior Workers Affiliation of Nigeria, PTECSSAN, has suspended its deliberate strike which was to start on Thursday.

That is contained in a press release signed by its Basic Secretary, Okonu Abdullahi, on Wednesday.

The union mentioned the suspension adopted the agreements reached with the subcontractors it had points with.

DAILY POST experiences that the union had on April 2 introduced plans to embark on an indefinite strike over alleged unresolved points with subcontractors linked with Huawei Applied sciences Nigeria Ltd.

The sub-contractors included Reime Group, Allstream Vitality Options Ltd., Uppercrest Ltd., Tyllium Nigeria Ltd. and Particular Instruments and Strategies Ltd.

The union mentioned: “PTECSSAN threatened an industrial motion efficient April 4, 2024 towards the undersigned subcontractors to handle considerations of her members.

“This led to a gathering on the union’s secretariat and the next agreements have been reached together with corporations recognising the basic rights of the staff to freely affiliate with the union.

“That the businesses shall put in place well being amenities in accordance with the Nationwide Well being Insurance coverage Scheme masking the staff, their spouses and 4 of their dependents amongst others.”

DAILY POST experiences that the union’s calls for embody quick recognition of staff’ basic rights to affiliation, acknowledgment of the union because the negotiating physique for staff’ welfare, and correct remittance of membership dues.

The union demanded the regularization of employment for union members concerned in Huawei initiatives, compliance with pension and medical health insurance laws, and initiating negotiations for a collective bargaining settlement.

It additionally alleged that efforts by the Ministry of Labour and Employment to handle the considerations by way of conciliatory conferences, the businesses have failed to interact constructively, leaving no choice however to resort to industrial motion.

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