Following the brief strike recently embarked upon by the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), the members of the Union have threatened to resume the strike if the federal government reneges to carry out the agreement they both reached. In a similar vein, the senior counterparts in the power sector, Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC) have dismissed the claim of NUEE, maintaining that the previous strike was illegally embarked upon by the junior employees of th
MAY DAY: Insecurity, COVID-19 worsen workers’ woes — Labour As Nigeria today join other countries across the globe to mark the May Day, otherwise known as Workers’ Day, Labour leaders have been lamenting the socio-economic and political environments in the country, saying COVID-19 and insecurity have compounded workers’ woes.
The Nation may likely experience a total blackout in the country as the workers of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) have announced that they will go on a Nationwide strike. This is to prevent the proposed sale of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) from becoming a reality.
The National Union of Electricity Employees has explained why its members embarked on a one-day strike that threw Nigeria into a blackout on Wednesday. The union said at the centre of its dispute with the federal government are non-payment of the entitlement of workers of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) who were laid off when the company was privatised, short-payment and the condition of service for workers of electricity companies. The general secretary of the union, Joe Ajaero, said th
The National Union of Electricity Employees have threatened to resume the strike they called off in December last year, over the non implementation of their demands. Mr Joe Ajero, speaking on behalf of the NUEE, said this in Lagos at a press briefing. Ajero said the demands which the workers were demanding that resulted in their three-day strike in December, had not been attended to at all. According to him, this could result in electricity workers going on another strike soon, as they had to press home the
Yesterday, workers in the nation’s power sector threatened a total shutdown of electricity the next 24 hour if the Ministry of Power and other employers in the sector failed to provide adequate precautionary measures to protect staff. The workers under the aegis of National Union of Electricity Employees in a letter to the Power Minister which was signed by the General Secretary of the union Joe Ajaero said the Minister would be held responsible for the transmission of COVID-19 to any staff in Transmissio
Nigerians may experience black out for the next few days as electricity grid collapsed on Friday afternoon after it had earlier witnessed an intense disruption the preceding day following the industrial action by electricity workers across the country. Punch Newspaper reported that power distribution companies stated on Friday that the grid collapsed again despite the fact that workers had suspended their industrial action. On Thursday, members of the National Union of Electricity Employees suspended their
Another Strike Begins In Nigeria A nationwide blackout is imminent as electricity workers, under the aegis of National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), have vowed to down tool if the demand by the organised labour against plan to sell Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) to some investors is not halted.
Electricity workers in Africa's largest economy have called off a day old strike. Nigeria’s electricity workers have suspended a strike that threw swathes of the country into darkness for a little more than 24 hours. “Dear customer, National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has suspended its strike. Our offices and payment channels are open for business. Thank you for your patience and understanding,” the Eko Electricity Distribution Company (Eko Disco) shared on its Twitter page on the morning o
The staffs in the nation’s electrical power sector, under the aegis of National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE), threatened to shut down the power sector in the next 24 hour if the Ministry of Power and other employers in the sector do not provide well and adequate precautionary measures to protect staff against COVID-19. Adding that they need to be protected by the government since the virus keeps spreading almost everyday. According to the letter to Joe Ajaero, the Power Minister and General Secre
The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has threatened the Federal Government with a 14-day strike ultimatum sequel to the non-implementation of the agreement reached with the Minister of State for Power, Goddy Agba. The issues raised by this employees include non-payment of over 2,000 disengaged Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), 16 months underpayment of severance benefits as well as 7.5 percent pension component. The NUEE General Secretary, Joe Ajaero, described the action of the ministe
The real reason behind this 24hours Power Outage in Nigeria The National Union of Electricity Employees has explained why its members embarked on a one-day strike that threw Nigeria into a blackout on Wednesday. The union said at the centre of its dispute with the federal government are non-payment of the entitlement of workers of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN) who were laid off when the company was privatised, short-payment and the condition of service for workers of electricity compan
Arguably, majority of the activities under the Buhari's administration are either unnecessary or not compulsory. The necessary and basic amenities are not well catered for the citizens rather there are decisions made for secondary materials which Nigerians may not benefit from. I wonder if the Nigerian government takes the welfare of the citizen seriously the way it has been saddled with the responsibility. There are several factors that requires concerns; education, health, power, agriculture, infrastr
Nationwide blackout: Who is at fault? In the last 24 hours, there was no electricity supply across Nigeria and this seems not to bother Nigerians. Some persons have heaped the blame on the 'striking' workers while some blamed those who privatised the electricity distribution company, PHCN. Meanwhile, in all these furore, the real people at fault are those in government who appear to be the enemy of the masses with the outright display of negligence. The National Union of Electricity Employees has explained
A few days ago, Nigerians experienced power outage due to the strike action embarked on by the National Union of Electricity Employees. Though the strike was called off after 24 hours, light was not restored fully till about 48 hours, because the National grid collapsed. The strike came after a 21 days ultimatum given to the Federal Government, Distribution Companies of Nigeria (DISCOs) and Generation Companies of Nigeria (GENCOs). The union, (NUEE), was aggrieved over the treatment meted out to union memb
I am a firm believer that Nigerians don't have to be subjected to the burden of paying more for electricity. As much as I have tried to understand the rationale, I still can't rationalise it. Maybe it is became I am a direct victim of the unreasonable bills that the distribution companies (maybe some of them) are subjecting Nigerians to already. I'll write on my experience with them shortly. There should simply be another way out. Now, the thrust of this option piece is a briefing to mark the 60th Independence
Nigeria Electricity Workers Call Off Strike After 24 Hours The workers in the electricity industry went on a strike, which disrupted electricity supply nationwide, following the expiration of their 21-day ultimatum to the federal government. The workers had given the 21-day ultimatum for the government and management of other players in the electricity sector to address their grievances over non-payment of salary arrears, remittance of pension deductions and retrenchment of staff or else they would plunge t
It is no longer a news that the electricity has now be skyrocketing in Nigeria. Infact the increament is more than double of the previous. The importance of electricity to everyone, no matter the status has made the hike in Electricity tariff the discussion of every citizen. People of different caliber have been reacting to the sudden skyrocketing electricity bills. Meanwhile, the general Secretary of the National Union of Electricity Employees NUEE, Mr. Joe Ajaero told TVC on Saturday, 23rd January, 2021
The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has suspended its strike action embarked upon on Wednesday to draw federal government's attention to the plight of its members. Following a meeting with officials of the federal government, the union accepted to discontinue the one-day old strike action. According the National President of NUEE, Comrade Joe Ajaero who confirmed the outcome of the meeting to THISDAY, the workers' grievances were conclusively addressed. Abuja said that all the concerns of the
Workers in Abuja which deals with the country's power division, under the body of National Union of Electricity Employees, yesterday took steps to close down the force segment in the following 24 hour if the Ministry of Power and different businesses in the segment neglected to give satisfactory careful steps to ensure staff. In a letter to the Power Minister, General Secretary of NUEE, Joe Ajaero, said the Minister would be considered answerable for the transmission of COVID-19 to any staff in Transmissi