- Nigeria’s electricity supply crisis might worsen from Wednesday, August 17, following a new directive from the Organized Labour
- The Organized Labour reportedly directed workers in the power sector to down tools and commence an indefinite strike
- It was gathered that workers in the power sector have pending Labour issues with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN)
FCT, Abuja - Organized Labour has reportedly directed workers in the power sector to down tools and commence an indefinite strike over pending Labour issues with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) on Wednesday, August 17.
Under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), as a prelude to the strike, the aggrieved workers are scheduled to picket the Abuja national headquarters of the TCN on Tuesday, August 16.
In a circular by the General Secretary of NUEE, Joe Ajaero, titled “Call for Action” to Senior Assistant General Secretaries and Zonal Organising Secretaries dated August 15, 2022, the Union directed them to ensure total compliance, Vanguard reported.
ASUU strike: Blackout looms as electricity workers issue fresh threat
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the electricity workers, under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), said they would join the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in its solidarity protest over the lingering Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) strike.
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The NLC had earlier directed workers to embark on a nationwide protest on Tuesday, July 26 and Wednesday, 27 in solidarity with the strike by ASUU.
Aviation workers, insurance and financial institution employees, and others had also promised to join the industrial action.
Strike: “Nigeria cannot afford total shutdown of economy”, APC chieftain warns Buhari
In another related report, a call has been made to address the incessant challenges of insecurity, fall in the Nigerian currency and most especially the ASUU strike.
Chief Sam Nkire of the ruling All Progressive Congress (APC) stated that the country cannot afford a total shutdown of the economy owing to the ongoing industrial action by the NLC and other labour unions.
The APC chieftain called on the government to ensure it meets the demands of the labour unions in other to get economic activities up and running again.