Telecoms Workers Plan Strike Thursday.

Telecoms Workers Plan Strike Thursday.

Private Telecommunications and Communications Senior Staff Association of Nigeria has

declared an indefinite strike effective midnight on Thursday, April 4, 2024.

The union said the decision was deemed necessary due to the relentless anti-labour practices against field engineers perpetrated by subcontractors.

The telecoms union disclosed this in a statement the union said, the grievances against these subcontractors include the appalling working conditions resembling modern-day slavery, a lack of entitlements commensurate with workers’ efforts, and the absence of adequate security measures, especially during late-night field assignments.

The union’s demands include immediate recognition of employees’ fundamental rights to association, acknowledgment of the union as the negotiating body for workers’ welfare, and proper remittance of membership dues, and called for the regularization of employment for union members involved in Huawei projects, compliance with pension and health insurance regulations, and initiating negotiations for a collective bargaining agreement.

The union also said, despite efforts by the Ministry of Labour and Employment to address the concerns through conciliatory meetings, the companies have failed to engage constructively, leaving no option but to resort to industrial action.

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