It is reported that aggrieved workers of the state-owned Telecommunication Company, Sierratel have vowed to continue with their strike action until the current Management headed by Prince Bio steps down.

According to reports, the unappeased workers started their strike action last week over what they described as bad management of the company.

The striking workers are calling for the current Management headed by Prince Bio to step aside and an interim administration set up until the handing over to the new partner Sentinel becomes effective.

The workers said they went on strike because the Management failed to honour the promise made in relation to their backlog salaries and other benefits due them.

The workers expressed outrage at the present Management calling in the police instead of seeking negotiation with them over the burning issue of them having gone without salaries for over six months.

The aggrieved workers also accused the Management of being arrogant and having allegedly embezzled hundreds of millions of Leones which were brought to the attention of the Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) but to no avail.

The workers, who claimed to have trued down Management’s offer of two months’ salary, insisted that they would only return to work when an interim Management is set up that would take them to the new Management of the would-be privatized company.

It could be recalled that the privatization of Sierratel had long been approved by Cabinet to make way for a suitable company to take over from the current moribund Management after following all the due processes as dictated by law.

The institution has been a burden to Government from one bailout to another with no dividend in return.

Meanwhile, many have welcomed the news for the privatization of Sierratel as government will start to realize dividend under the public-private partnership.