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Use negotiation, arbitration to pursue demand - Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications to IT professionals

BY: Graphic.com.gh
Mr Kenneth Ashigbey - CEO, Ghana Telecom Chamber
Mr Kenneth Ashigbey - CEO, Ghana Telecom Chamber

The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications (GTC), has appealed to the Telecom and IT Professionals Union (TIP) to use negotiation and arbitration to pursue its demands instead of embarking on strike.

This advice follows an announcement by the union, which is made up of Engineers and Technicians contracted by the Huawei Technologies Limited (a telecommunications vendor) to manage and maintain the technical operations of AirtelTigo, MTN and Vodafone, to embark on a planned industrial action to demand favourable conditions of service.

A press statement issued by the Head of Communications at the GTC, Mr Derek B. Laryea, it said, “While the chamber acknowledges and respects the right of TIP to negotiate for favourable conditions of services, the body is appealing to the union to continue to pursue their demands through negotiation and arbitration.

It noted that the industry was working with all partners to ensure a speedy resolution of the challenge to minimise any disruptions in telecom services as this was important for the industry, adding that “The chamber will like to assure telecoms customers of its commitment to ensure that they receive reliable telecoms services.

“We will continue to keep the industry and general public updated on this matter,” it said.