Communication Workers Union

Indefinite stop work for Telikom workers

President of the Communication Workers Union, Nug Mamtirin, said the stop work action will continue until they meet with the Prime Minister over the proposed Telikom, bmobile and Data Co merger.

Mamtirin says their stance remains and that is that the proposed merger to be abandoned and that Mahesh Patel be removed as board chairman.

They assert that the merge will see the jobs lost and the creation of monopoly in the telecommunication and internet service market. They also said the legislation allowing for the merge is not in place.

Patel says accusations by people with vested interest

He said this in response to demands for his removal as Board Chairman by the Communication Workers Union (PNG CWU) amid serious conflict of interest accusations and allegations.

The claims have also been the subject of debate in social media following the publication of the allegations by bloggers.

The PNG CWU on Monday during a sit-in protest also, called for the removal of John Mangos as Managing Director of Kumul Telikom, and for the merger between Telikom, Bemobile and DataCo to be stopped.