Guine Telecom employees deliver notice to strike

19 Jan 2010

Officials at Guine Telecom, Guinea-Bissau’s national fixed line operator, have today announced their intention to strike as they seek satisfaction on a claim for payment of twelve months of salary arrears. According to union sources the notice of strike was given to the administration of Guinea Telecom and the State Department of Transportation and Communications. Union officials confirmed they are waiting to be contacted to discuss negotiation arrangements. According to TeleGeography’s GlobalComms Database, Guine Telecom, which was founded in 1989, has been declared technically bankrupt; it has 280 permanent employees and 80 contract staff.

Guinea-Bissau, Guinetel