The Ghana Chamber of Telecommunications (GTC) is appealing to the Telecoms and IT Professionals Union (TIP) to continue to pursue their demands through negotiation and arbitration instead of resorting to a strike.

The TIP announced a planned industrial action today.

But the Telecoms Chamber in a statement said “while the Chamber acknowledges and respects the right of TIP to negotiate for favourable conditions of services, the body is appealing to the union to continue to pursue their demands through negotiation and arbitration.”

“The industry is equally working with all partners to ensure a speedy resolution of the challenge to minimize any disruptions in telecom services as this is important for the industry”, it further said.

The Chamber will therefore like to assure customers of its commitment to the provision of reliable telecoms services to its customers, adding “we will continue to keep the industry and general public updated on this matter.

The TIP is made of Engineers and Technicians contracted by four sub-contractors (SBCs) who have been engaged by Huawei Technologies (a Telecommunications vendor)