NT employees threaten stir

Himalayan News Service

Kathmandu, June 14:

Nepal Telecom (NT) employees have threatened to launch a series of protests if the management and concerned authorities fail to resume pre-paid mobile phone services and new line distribution. A joint struggle committee, comprising of two official trade unions of NT, Nepal Telecom Workers Union (NTCWU) and Nepal Telecom Employees Association (TEAN), today presented a memorandum of two-point demands to the NT management. The memorandum also includes signature of about 4,000 employees of the country’s sole cellular mobile phone provider. The employees demands include immediate resumption of pre-paid and post-paid mobile phones (outside valley) and new line distribution as well as compensation to losses incurred due to disruption of services for the last four months.

Citing security reasons, the government halted cellular mobile phone services since February 1 following fresh political developments in the country. Although, NT partially resumed post-paid services in the Kathmandu valley from May 2, it has yet not restarted the pre-paid services and post-paid services outside the valley.