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Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by oluwapoju(m): 11:33am On Dec 11, 2019
The National Union of Electricity Employees are set to begin a nationwide strike.

In a statement, Anthony Sule, assistant secretary general of NUEE, said the 21-day ultimatum given to Saleh Mamman, minister of power, expired at midnight on Tuesday.

He said the union’s decision was made since the federal government failed to have a dialogue with them to resolve the lingering issues in the sector.

He said they had no choice but to embark on the action.

“The ministry of power has failed to resolve some issues affecting members of the union since 2013 when the power sector was privatised especially issues that with the over 2,000 disengaged former PHCN workers and their pay off, ” the statement read.

“Some of the unresolved issues are 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.”

Joe Jaeto, general secretary of NUEE, said it was “regrettable” that the ministry failed to respond to the strike notice .

He said the union has given enough time for dialogue on the issues but that nothing is forthcoming from the government.

He said letters were sent to all the relevant authorities in the power sector, including security agencies to inform them of their intention.

“I can assure you, the strike will commence any time from now,” he said.

The union, in a memo dated November 7 and sent to the minister, warned that it will declare a nationwide strike if its demands were not met.

“Unpaid benefits to over 2000 disengaged staff of the defunct Power Holding Company, PHCN, since 2013; underpayment of over 50,000 ex-PHCN staff; payment of half salaries to workers by DISCOs, among other perceived unfair Labour practices,” the memo read.

“The following issues cutting across all facets of the sector are hereby highlighted for your information and necessary action. The problems created by Bureau for Public Enterprises, BPE, are BPE’s refusal to address and pay up over 2,000 disengaged Ex-PHCN staff since 2013.”

“Unfortunately, letters to your office since assumption of duty are not acknowledged.

“Consequently, we use this medium to place your esteemed office on notice that we may not continue to guarantee industrial peace, if these issues are not addressed within 21 days. This is not a threat.”

https://www.thecable.ng/blackout-looms-as-electricity-workers-begin-nationwide-strike/

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Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by okomile(f): 11:37am On Dec 11, 2019
Strike actions no be today.

We are used to blackout in zoogeria.

Let them look for another jobs and stop disturbing our peace.

Who dem strike help? grin

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Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by silentEXPLOSION: 11:37am On Dec 11, 2019
As if the MEMO to begin the strike wasn't printed on GENERATOR

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Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by announcement: 11:38am On Dec 11, 2019
When they no go on strike no be darkness full everywhere? As usual our generators are not complaining.

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Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by tooth4tooth: 11:43am On Dec 11, 2019
The same set of people that ran PHCN aground are the ones complaining.

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Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by Nobody: 11:54am On Dec 11, 2019
Lol grin
When majority are already in darkness in some states.

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Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by CSTR2: 11:59am On Dec 11, 2019
General buhari should go and arrest them.

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Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by Dukeolumidemans(m): 11:59am On Dec 11, 2019
In summary of all that is happening in Nigeria, I can boldy define Nigeria as "Cartoon Network"...where everything is possible.

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Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by Nobody: 11:59am On Dec 11, 2019
Abeg light been dey before?

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Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by elotajohn1(m): 11:59am On Dec 11, 2019
None of Buhari's business... He can always travel to London to charge phone.

Oh I forgot he's even in Egypt now charging his Huawei

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Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by Jestin: 11:59am On Dec 11, 2019
Nigeria should take the issue of electricity very seriously

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Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by NaijaOlosho(f): 12:00pm On Dec 11, 2019
This can't happen in Abuja na

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Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by Suspect33(m): 12:00pm On Dec 11, 2019
This country should just fold up

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Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by drizslim(m): 12:00pm On Dec 11, 2019
Ok
Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by Untainted007: 12:00pm On Dec 11, 2019
Nothing is really working in this country again except frauds by our leaders. How on earth will the senators and other ministers will be earning so much but won't be able to pay major sectors well?

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Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by TOPCRUISE(m): 12:00pm On Dec 11, 2019
The sound of UP NEPA won't be heard for a long time.

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Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by tonysunkan: 12:01pm On Dec 11, 2019
This is not a good news.

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Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by SenecaTheYonger: 12:01pm On Dec 11, 2019
Charge your phones and power banks cheesy grin
Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by Thisis2raw(m): 12:01pm On Dec 11, 2019
When will i come online and see any good news about this country??

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Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by penjm: 12:01pm On Dec 11, 2019
CSTR2:
General buhari should go and arrest them.
who?, For what?
Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by Managerwyz: 12:01pm On Dec 11, 2019
Strike

Have been on strike for over 8 months in my street because transformer spoil.

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Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by Seunaj05(m): 12:03pm On Dec 11, 2019
Say watin Before them strike sef blackout everywhere
Fear NEPA, after police. Those two folks are devils if you ever have any issues with them

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Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by oloriooko(m): 12:03pm On Dec 11, 2019
Let the darkness start
Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by Finnese001: 12:03pm On Dec 11, 2019
grin

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Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by Whada: 12:03pm On Dec 11, 2019
What difference will their strike make since we already pay for the darkness anyway?

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Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by Amstupid(m): 12:03pm On Dec 11, 2019
grin
Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by wolexy14(m): 12:03pm On Dec 11, 2019
general abeg arrest dem asap...
Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by anonimi: 12:03pm On Dec 11, 2019

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Re: Electricity Workers Begin Nationwide Strike, Blackout Looms by COZA(m): 12:04pm On Dec 11, 2019
silentEXPLOSION:
As if the MEMO to begin the strike wasn't printed on GENERATOR

Facts!

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