Gabon Telecom, Libertis services back to normal – for now

10 Aug 2009

Officials of Gabon Telecom and its mobile unit Libertis have announced that all fixed line, mobile and internet connections have now been restored following the suspension of strike action by the communications trade union Synatel. However, union leaders stressed that the strike could resume following the conclusion of negotiations with management due to end on 30 August. Synatel said that an agreement on wage levels had been reached, but the core objections of the union to the recent takeover of Gabon Telecom by Morocco’s Maroc Telecom had not changed.