The nation’s electricity supply crisis could worsen from tomorrow, Wednesday, as the organised labour has directed workers in the power sector to shutdown and commence an indefinite strike over pending issues with the Transmission Company of Nigeria.
The aggrieved workers under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees, were at the Abuja national headquarters of the TCN today as a prelude to the proposed strike.
The union noted that the strike was in protest of a directive by the TCN Board mandating all PMs in acting capacity going to the Annual General Meeting to appear for promotional interview.
In a circular titled, ‘Call to Action,’ which was addressed to senior assistant general secretaries and zonal organising secretaries, dated August 15, 2022, the general secretary of the NUEE, Joe Ajaero, directed electricity workers to ensure total compliance, vowing to paralyse operations of the TCN nationwide over anti-masses activities.
The statement read in part, “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, August 16, 2022 and total withdrawal of services commences on Wednesday, August 17, 2022.
“Ensure full compliance in all the stations nationwide.”
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