Ghana’s Telecom and IT Professionals Union in court over strike action

14 April 2021

An Accra High Court has granted an interim injunction on the strike action embarked upon by members of the Telecom and IT Professionals Union (TIP), according to local media reports.

Judges gave the order following an application filed by MP Infrastructure (GH) Limited, Linfra Ghana and Remie Ghana, employers of the telecom workers.

TIP began the strike on Monday, March 15 in protest of poor conditions of service.

Although they have subsequently called off the strike, their employers believe the interim injunction will prevent them from declaring another industrial action.

TIP is made up of engineers and technicians contracted by four sub-contractors (SBCs) who have been engaged by Chinese tech giant, to manage and maintain the technical operations of MTN, AirtelTigo and Vodafone.

The plaintiffs in a separate writ of summons say the industrial action declared by their employees is unlawful. They say the strike is a breach of the NLC’s directive to addressing the impasse between the two parties and one that will have dire consequences on telecommunication operations in the country.