By Bimbola Oyesola
Baring any last minute interventions by the Federal Government, workers in the electricity sector may carry out their threat to shut down the sector from Wednesday, by August 17, 2022 over the refusal of the market operator to fund the payment of entitlement of Ex-PHCN Staff as approved in the December 2019 agreement after an industrial action by the Union.
The workers under the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) have commenced mobilisation for the nationwide.
This was contained in a circular signed by the General Secretary of NUEE, Comrade Joe Ajaero, and made available on Monday.
The statement read, “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 promotion Interview.” According to the union, the directive was in contravention of the Conditions of Service and Career Progression Paths, and unilaterally done without the relevant Stakeholders.
The statement noted that it was stigmatisation of Staff from the office of the Head of Service of the Federation from working in other areas in the power sector.
The statement added, “Refusal of the Market Operator to fund the payment of entitlement of Ex-PHCN Staff as agreed in December 2019 agreement after an industrial action by the Union.
“This action takes effect from Tuesday August 16, 2022 and total withdrawal of services commences on Wednesday 17th August, 2022. Ensure full compliance in all the stations nationwide. Alula Continua!”