Union suspends planned strike

The National Union of Postal and Telecommunications Employees (NUPTE) on Wednesday said it has suspended a planned indefinite strike for one month to allow government address their demands.

National President of NUPTE, Comrade Buba Nehemiah Gbajunne, in a statement at the end of National Executive Council (NEC) of the union said the decision followed an intervention by the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy.

He said the union earlier threatened to shut down NIPOST due to ineptitude of management of the organisation to focus on the mandate of mail delivery,

According to him, “the Union lamented over the deplorable stage of the organisation in the area of poor quality of service, lost of e-commerce/small packets which was hitherto a huge revenue base of the organisation. Other concerns of the Union include lack of working materials/operational tools which are enablers for workers’ productivity.

“Staff welfare in NIPOST as it were is no go area as the current struggle is to salvage the organization from total drowning not minding our welfare at the moment”.

Also in a letter to the minister of Communication and Digital Economy, prof. Isa Pantami, the asked him to take a drastic and prompt action to address the inaptitude of NIPOST management.

‘We call on the Federal Government to take a drastic and prompt action to address the ineptitude of NIPOST management which has led the organization to this quagmire.

“Suspension of the strike action became necessary as a result of the Minister of Communication and Digital Economy’s prompt intervention and request for time to address the concerns raised accordingly,” the letter reads.

However, NUPTE made it clear that in an interval of one month beginning from August 1, 2022, should the situation remains the same, the Union will have no option than to resume the suspended strike action.

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