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MTNL strike called off; to restore services soon

MTNL strike called off; to restore services soon
PTI
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First Published: Wed, May 20 2009. 10 36 PM IST
Updated: Wed, May 20 2009. 10 36 PM IST
New Delhi: MTNL phones, which have become dead in the past two days throwing even emergency services like hospitals and airports in Delhi and Mumbai out of gear, will ring by tonight as agitating executives have called off their strike.
“The strike has been called off. Our telecom services were disturbed for the last two days. MTNL employees are taking extra care to see the network operates smoothly. We hope everything will be alright by tonight,” said MTNL chief R.S. P. Sinha.
He said the management would talk to executives over the pay revision issues and “would work out a solution in the best interest of the company and employees” without giving any details of the solutions arrived at.
MTNL Employees Union general secretary V.K. Tomar said,“The strike has been been called off. The order of 5% fitment that was affecting the employees has been withdrawn.”
When asked about the possibility of flight of MTNL customers to private operators due to inconveniences caused by the strike, Sinha said “I do not fear any shifting of customers. Our services are good.”
About the services restoration of emergencies like hospitals and airport as well as banking services, he said,“They were no doubt affected but the problems are soon going to be over for everybody.”
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First Published: Wed, May 20 2009. 10 36 PM IST
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