Electricity workers suspend nationwide strike

Ebun Francis| The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), on Thursday, suspended its nationwide strike.

General Secretary of the Union, Joe Ajaero, said the union called off the strike following a tripartite meeting between the leaders of the union, BPE and the Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo.

NUEE commenced the industrial action on Wednesday after a 21-day ultimatum issued to the Minister of Power expired.

The workers are demanding the settlement of unresolved worker’s claims after the privatization of the power sector by the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE).

They are also kicking against 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.

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