Private Telecommunications and Communications Senior Staff Association of Nigeria will embark on a three-day warning strike on Tuesday, June 15 over alleged violation of labour laws and disregard for decent conditions of employment in their offices.
The association, in a statement made available to Financial Street, disclosed that its National Executive Council endorsed the decision at its emergency National Administrative Council meeting.
The President of PTECSSAN, Opeyemi Tomori, and the General Secretary, Okonu Abdullahi, said the strike had become inevitable due to increasing precarious working conditions in the sector and disregard for the nation’s laws and institutions by their employers.
They threatened that if their demands were not met before midnight of Monday, June 14, 2021, the union would go ahead with the warning industrial action.
They alleged that workers in the sector were being treated like slaves despite their efforts to draw the attention of the Minister of Labour and Employment, the Minister of Communications and Digital Economy, and the House Committee on Communications to their plight, to no avail.
PTECSSAN also alleged poor and discriminatory remuneration, abuse of expatriate quota, intimidation, harassment and verbal assaults of employees, breach of freedom of association and right of workers to organise, among other breaches.
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