Electricity Workers’ Union Call Off Strike Action, Pledge To Restore Power Supply
Written by Olarotimi Oshin on August 18, 2022
Nigerian workers in the electricity sector who embarked on a strike in protest against unfair labour practices which led to a blackout in some parts of the country, have pledged to ensure restoration of supply without further delay.
The Minister of Labour through a statement made available to journalists by the Ministry’s Head, Press and Public Relations, Olajide Oshundun, confirmed that the strike embarked upon by the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has been apprehended following an emergency meeting between the union, government and other stakeholders.
In his remarks, the President General Association of Senior Staff of Electricity and Allied Workers, Comrade Engineer Chika Ben confirmed the strike has been suspended for two weeks.
While appreciating the Minister of Power and Minister of Labour and Employment, he noted that the issue could have been prevented with proper communication to the concerned stakeholders.