Ogero union calls off workers’ strike

Ogero union calls off workers’ strike

Industrial action by employees of Lebanon’s state-run Ogero has been suspended by the Executive Council of the fixed operator’s union.

The strikes commenced last week, and have seen network blackouts for both internet and voice services. The Council has now called them off in response to a request by Telecommunications Minister Johnny Corm for a cabinet meeting regarding the industrial action.

Local outlet lbcgroup.tv reports that Corm has agreed with Prime Minister Najib Mikati that Ogero’s facilities will be surrendered to the army if the strikes continued. In a bid to offset the strike’s impact, state mobile providers Alfa and Touch have reported refuelled some of the diesel generators that power Ogero’s central exchanges to keep the networks partially running.

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