Electricity Workers Suspend Strike After A Day Of Total Blackout

The National Union of Electricity Employees has called off the strike it began yesterday, December 11, after intervention from the federal government.

The union embarked on industrial action after the government failed to acknowledge their grievances concerning unpaid benefits and dubious transfer of the union properties to discos during the privatization process.

Earlier, the assistant secretary-general of NUEE, Anthony Sule said in a statement that “Some of the unresolved issues are the illegal transfer of union properties to power investors and the alleged refusal by some distribution companies (DisCos) to remit deducted contributory pension of their members of staff to pension managers”.

While the workers were away, the electricity crisis worsened as the national grid collapsed again and most parts of the country experienced a total blackout.

But in less than 24 hours, the general secretary of the NUEE, Joe Ajero said the government has reached out to them, and the strike has been suspended while they negotiate for a lasting solution to the matter.

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