MTN Uganda in another Staff Strike Scare

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As we reported last week on the sad and blues at Uganda’s biggest Telecom Company the situation seems to have turned from bad to worse for the 143 staff under the Network Managed Services and MTN Uganda management.

The mishmash seems far from getting construed in the corridors of MTN Towers at Hannington Road as management is seeking for intervention from the South African based MTN International which happens to own 96% of MTN Uganda operations, to help extinguish this costly staff riddance.

6 Hour Staff Sit Down Strike

Early Tuesday morning as the other divisions’ staffs were getting started with the activities of the day, the most salient division under technical operations decided to lay down their tools. This occurred for over 6 hours on Tuesday and staff planned to go further with this polite dereliction, if their proposed demands on severance pay, accrued leave, outstanding notional share options, provident fund contributions, pro-rate 2015 bonus, and a special April 2015 salary increment that the “new” ZTE Contractor should accede on.

Contracts Not Yet Terminated

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Contrary to media reports this morning that staff contracts have been terminated, we have it from good authority that the contracts have not been terminated. In case the contracts were terminated as reported, staff should have been served with a 3 months’ notice and staff compensation demands should have been met by now all this can only happen after the last meeting with management on tomorrow Thursday morning.

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A screenshot from General Manager-Human Resources Michael Sekadde

Strike Scar on Thursday

During the negotiations to extinguish the Tuesday sit down strike, the affected workers have given management two days to arrive to a final position on their proposed demands or else staff will be going on strike again Thursday morning if there’s nothing palpable on the proposed staff demands.

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From the team at Techjaja we shall keep you posted on more of what’s happening at MTN Towers.


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