Strike: Electricity workers target transmission station

 Toba Agboola, Akinola Ajibade, Lagos; Tony Akowe, John Ofikhenua, Frank Ikpefan, Abuja and Adesoji Adeniyi, Osogbo





·Non-payment of severance package to retrenched workers since 2013
·Non-payment of salary arrears to NUEE members
·‘Illegal’ transfer of union proprietors to investors ·Retrenchment of staff by power firms
·Not allowing workers to unionise by some power companies
·Failure of some DisCos to remit deducted contributed pension funds to workers’ PFAS



GOVERNMENT moved on Wednesday to prevent a nationwide blackout as electricity workers strike enters the second day.

The strike began midnight on Tuesday following expiration of the 21-day notice issued by the workers.

Employees of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Osogbo, the Osun State capital, said they had shut down the facility in compliance with the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) directive.

The facility in Osogbo hosts the National Control Centre (NCC). The…

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