Electricity Workers Strike
Due to ongoing labour disputes with the Transmission Company of Nigeria, workers in the power sector have threatened to turn off the country’s electricity supply (TCN).
Workers in the power industry have been instructed by Organized Labour to stop their work immediately and begin an indefinite strike.
The disgruntled workers are going to hold a demonstration at the Abuja national Headquarters of TCN on Tuesday. The protest will take place under the auspices of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), and it will serve as a prelude to the strike.
The Union instructed them to ensure total compliance in a circular that was sent out on August 15, 2022 and titled “Call for Action.” The circular was written by Joe Ajaero, the General Secretary of NUEE, and was addressed to Senior Assistant General Secretaries and Zonal Organizing Secretaries.
In the meantime, the Trade Union Congress of Nigeria (TUC) has requested that the federal government abandon its plans to privatize the Transmission and Distribution Company of Nigeria (TCN).
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Festus Osifo, the president of the congress, made his remarks at the conclusion of a meeting of the National Executive Council (NEC) in Abuja.
In his remarks, he stated that the opposition of the congress to the planned privatisation was based on actions taken by the federal government in the past.
In addition, Osifo stated that the congress is against the plans because Nigerians would be the ones to suffer the consequences if such a thing was permitted.
“TUC takes a complete exception to this and also frowns at this because previous privatisation efforts, where have they led us? ”
The privatization process was completed in the past, so where are we now? The privatization process began in 2012 and continued into 2013, and by the end of the day, the discos and the gencos had been sold off to private investors.
But do we have more lights now than we did before the privatization of the power grid? “The answer is unequivocally not yes,” Osifo stated.
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