Telekom workers in Montenegro have ended their 136-day strike after achieving their demands for improved labour and trade union rights.
“We congratulate the workers of Crnogorski Telekom on their successful strike and achieving their demands for improved labour and trade union rights. This victory demonstrates the power of collective action and the importance of solidarity in achieving social and economic justice. We are proud to have supported the workers in their struggle and will continue to advocate for workers’ rights and fair treatment in the workplace,” Ben Parton, Head of ICTS for UNI Global Union.
The strike, which began on November 16, 2022, was resolved on March 31, 2023, with employees of Crnogorski Telekom receiving compensation for the period they were on strike. The Trade Union of Telekom of Montenegro expressed gratitude for the fraternal support received during the struggle from UNI Global and the alliance One Trade Union (OTU) and hopes that the results of the strike will inspire further improvements in labor and trade union rights.
The agreement includes an increase in salaries, winter allowances, bonuses for achieving goals, and improved benefits for employees. Workers’ voluntary private health insurance will continue, and its extension will be considered at the end of 2023. The agreement will be valid until December 31, 2027.
The successful conclusion of the strike highlights the power of collective action and solidarity in achieving important social and economic goals.