According to the union, second wage agreement signed with employees in the year 2010 has not been fully implemented.
Mumbai : Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Kamgar Sangh on Tuesday staged a ‘pen-down’ agitation for implementation of second wage agreement and improvement of telecom customer services. The union said that if the management did not consider their demands, then would go in indefinite strike from December 15.
The union’s strike on Tuesday reportedly affected the telecom services of 20 lakh costumers. According to the union, second wage agreement signed with MTNL employees in the year 2010 has not been fully implemented. While signing the agreement, it was agreed that the reviewed and restructured allowances will be included and implemented.
The union also claimed that the MTNL services of broadband, Internet and mobile services are deteriorating day by day in their operation in Mumbai and is incurring heavy losses due to switch-over of customers to private operators after facing problems such as call drops and bad network.
The employees said that the cables laid for the services were more than 40 years old and consequent damage to these cables wad making it difficult to provide services to customers. They also said that the servers being used were outdated.
Maruti Salunkhe, Treasurer of the Mahanagar Telephone Nigam Kamgar Sangh, said: “If the management doesn’t resolve our demands, the union will go on indefinite strike from December 15.”
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