FastNews reports that the organized labor has ordered workers in the power industry to stop working and go on an indefinite strike over ongoing labor disputes with the Transmission Company of Nigeria, which could make the country’s electricity supply problem worse starting tomorrow (TCN).
As a prelude to the strike, the resentful employees would protest the TCN national headquarters in Abuja today under the banner of the National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE.
In a circular entitled “Call to Action” and addressed to senior assistant general secretaries and zonal organising secretaries, dated August 15, 2022, the general secretary of NUEE, Joe Ajaero, directed them to ensure total compliance, vowing to paralyse operations of TCN nationwide over anti-masses activities.
“You are hereby enjoined to mobilise immediately for a serious picketing of TCN Headquarters and stations nationwide over the directive by the TCN Board that all PMs in acting capacity going to AGM must appear for promotion interview.
“This directive is in contravention of our conditions of service and career progression paths, and unilaterally done without the relevant stakeholders.
‘’This action takes effect from Tuesday 16th August, 2022 and total withdrawal of services commences on Wednesday 17th August, 2022. Ensure full compliance in all the stations nationwide.”