Ogero makes concessions to striking staff

Ogero makes concessions to striking staff

­­Lebanese state-owned operator Ogero has resolved staff industrial action after president Michel Aoun bowed to demands for improved workers’ conditions and better wages, reported CommsUpdate via Lorientlejour.com.

The strike action began on August 30 ending on September 17, during which customers saw network outages

The Ogero workers’ union called on its members to ‘deploy the maximum of efforts to remedy the malfunctions and complaints that have accumulated during the interruption of work’ which had begun on 30 August.

The Lebanese government passed Decree No. 10109 to release LBP96 billion (US$64 million) to pay Ogero employees monthly amounts for ‘social assistance’, additional transport allowances and payments ‘rewarding attendance’ until the end of 2022.

The second law, Decree No. 10110, demands an advance of LBP128 billion to boost salaries to aid higher costs of living, although how much salaries will be increased by. The decrees were signed by interim telecoms minister Johnny Corm, post-negotiation.

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