‘Seun Ibukun-Oni, Abuja – Barring any last minute moves, the nation’s electricity supply crisis might worsen from tomorrow, Wednesday, as Organised Labour has 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).
In a circular titled “Call to Action”, 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 a promotion interview”, the circular read.
“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”, the circular read.
Meanwhile, as prelude to the strike, the aggrieved workers under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), on Tuesday, picketed the headquarters of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) in Abuja.
They complained about the alleged failure of the Federal Government to pay the entitlement of former staff of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) in December 2019.