Electricity workers under the auspices of Nigeria Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) in the Transmission Company of Nigeria Electricity (TCN), on Wednesday evening, agreed to call off their strike, almost 10 hours after shutting down the nation’s power grid
The unions had at around 11.30 am, shut down power supply from national grid, plunged the country into darkness.
According to a statement from the Nnamdi Ajibo, General Secretary, NUEE, after the Conciliatory meeting initiated by the Federal Government with the two in-house Unions held today 17th August, 2022 at federal ministry of labour and Employment central Area Abuja, the workers agreed to suspend the ongoing strike
He said: “The meeting deliberated on most of the issues in contention and ended with the following resolutions:
1.On Issue of Unbundling of TCN’ it was put to rest as the government denied ever ccontemplating such agenda.
2. On the Issue of Stigmatization of Ex-PHCN workers, who have been denied employment opportunities in TCN; A high power committee was inaugurated comprising of the Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Power, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, BPE, Market Operator, Office of the Head of Service of the Federation and the Two in-house Unions as members; to fine tune policy as was considered discriminatory and unacceptable and revert back immediately.
3. Payment of outstanding arrears of privatization; The Ministry of Power was mandated to activate a sincere process with BPE to pay the outstanding liabilities (16th month arrears) and a comprehensive report is expected in two weeks.
In view of the foregoing, the two in-house Unions hereby agreed on trust to suspend the ongoing strike action today.
You are therefore directed to resume work immediately.