Electricity Workers Suspend Strike, Nationwide Blackout May End Today
The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has suspended its strike action, hours after a nationwide blackout in the country due to Electricity Workers’
The Electricity Workers suspended the strike action after a meeting with the Federal Government delegation on Wednesday night.
This online news platform understands that the suspension of the strike was announced shortly after a meeting with officials of the federal government where the union agreed that it would discontinue the one-day-old strike action.
Comrade Joe Ajaero, the NUEE National President, confirmed the outcome of the meeting to journalists and added that the workers’ grievances were conclusively addressed.
The National President of NUEE said all the concerns of the union and its members were addressed during the meeting which lasted till the wee hours of today, Thursday, December 12.
“We have concluded deliberations and all issues were addressed but we are awaiting implementation.
“Meanwhile, our strike action is suspended,” the National President of NUEE said.
The union embarked on the strike action following the expiration of the 21 days ultimatum issued by NUEE to the Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, to implement their demands and the failure of the minister to dialogue with the union before the ultimatum which lapsed midnight Tuesday.
Due to the strike action which commenced on Wednesday morning, Nigeria recorded nationwide blackout. The strike action led to the shutting down of most of the offices of Distribution Companies (Discos) across the country.