Opposition to privatisation continues

27 Jun 2005

Despite the strikes against the privatisation of Pakistan Telecommunications Ltd (PTCL) having ended last week, workers at the company are still heavily opposed to the process. PTCL employees have only returned to work after the company agreed to a series of concessions; these included a 30% wage increase, no redundancies for two years for PTCL workers employed before 1992 and holiday pay cash payments for all workers. In return, the government has demanded that the trade unions sign a deal saying that they will not oppose any privatisation further.

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