The government, according to the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) members, is not doing enough to address personnel welfare concerns.
Early on Tuesday, the workers gathered outside the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) headquarters in Abuja. The group announced that its members will stop working on Wednesday. The strike will undoubtedly make Nigeria’s electrical issues worse.
The NUEE advised its members to abide by the order and halt working as of August 17 in a notice that was signed by the general secretary, Joe Ajaero.
On May 18, the union gave the Managing Director/Chief Executive Officer of TCN a 14-day deadline and threatened to resign if its objections were not addressed.
The notice that PREMIUM TIMES saw complained about a TCN order requiring certain classes of employees to appear for promotion interviews.
“You are hereby enjoined to mobilise immediately for 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 letter said.
“This directive is in contravention of our Conditions of Service and Career Progression Paths and was unilaterally done without the relevant Stakeholders.”
The group also expressed dissatisfaction with the government’s refusal to pay former employees of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) their dues in December 2019.