Last week the trade union spokesman Eduardo Torres announced employees of Mexican largest fixed-line telephone company Telmex intended to go on strike if the company should not consider their demands for a 22 percent pay rice. The union is also demanding to change 35 clauses of the collective agreement.
The strike would start April 25 if the union demands were not agreed by Telmex. Strikes are rare in the company since usually agreements are reached. The last strike at Telmex was in 1982. Around 42,000 employees in the company belong in the Mexico's Telephone Workers' Union.
In February around 1.700 employees of Telmex's small Tecmarketing call center went on strike demanding 4.4 percent wage increase.