Good News: Electricity Workers End Strike

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Workers had embarked on an indefinite strike following what they termed militarisation/lockout of Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, offices as well as some unresolved issues in the 2012 agreement.

TheSimonAtebaNews had not heard from the workers at digital time.Following the intervention of the Minister of Labour and Employment, Mr. Chris Ngige, the National Union of Electricity Employees has ordered its workers to return to work immediately, the Ministry said in a statement on Saturday, a good news that may end days of paralysed electricity supply in Nigeria.

Mr. Samuel Olowokere, a Deputy Director (Press) at the Ministry quoted the General Secretary of the union, Comrade Joe Ajaero as saying in a statement that “the Hon. Minister of Labour and Employment has intervened in the trade dispute in the power sector in accordance with the relevant section of the Trade Disputes Act, CAP T8, LFN 2004; and scheduled a conciliation meeting for Tuesday, April 26, 2016.

“In view of this development, the union hereby directs members in TCN to return to work immediately.”

Workers had embarked on an indefinite strike following what they termed militarisation/lockout of Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, offices as well as some unresolved issues in the 2012 agreement.

The Ministry said the Labour Minister had since last night engaged the officials of the Federal Ministry of Power and the leaders of the National Union of Electricity Employees to separate meetings, resulting in the directive by the Union to all its members to return to work immediately.

TheSimonAtebaNews had not heard from the workers at digital press time.

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