Till Our Demands Are Made: NUEE..

Trace Reporters –National Union of Electricity Employees Kaduna State Council (NUEE) says the blackout will continue in Kaduna and Nigeria if their demands are not made.

In a telephone interview with Radio Nigeria Kaduna, the Council Chairman, Comrade James Ephraim said the union is meeting with all stakeholders on the matter.

Comrade James Ephraim lamented that unions only get the attention of government if they embarked on strike.

Workers under the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) began an industrial action to protest a compulsory promotion interview for principal managers, among other issues.

The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) had protested on Tuesday, blocking the premises of TCN in Maitama after it issued a notice of the strike earlier, notifying that it would fully commence the industrial action on Wednesday.

According to the General Secretary, Joe Ajaero in the notice dated 15th August 2022, the union protested against a directive by “the TCN Board that all Principal Managers in acting capacity going to Assistant General Managers, must appear for a promotion interview.

This directive is in contravention of the Conditions of Service and Career Progression Paths, and unilaterally done without the relevant stakeholders.”

It also alleged stigmatization of staff from the office of the Head of Serve of the Federation from working in other areas in the power sector, as well as refusal of the Market operator at TCN to fund the payment of entitlement of ex-PHCN staff as agreed in December 2019.

Responding to the notice the same day, the Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jedy Agba, noted the complaints and appealed to the union for time to resolve the issues.

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