Negotiations Continue As Postal Staff End Strike

Panafrican News Agency (Dakar), 6 February 2001

Libreville—Employees of the Gabonese postal and telecommunications services have resumed work, though gradually, after their trade union called off its industrial action.

However, negotiations between the National Union of Posts and Telecommunications (SYNAPOSTEL) Workers and the general management of the Gabonese Post and Telecommunications Office (OPT) continued Tuesday in Libreville, under the aegis of Prime Minister Jean-Francois Ntoutoume Emane.

The union, on strike since last week, suspended its action Thursday and called on members to return to work Friday, after the government agreed to meet their financial demands.

Ongoing negotiations are on the issue of free telephone on the national network and government's clarification on the status of ‘Libertis’ company, set up after the split of the Post and Telecommunications Office.