November 28, 2022



IKEDC appeals to prospects as labour unions shut TCN stations

Ikeja Electrical has appealed to its prospects over the disruption in energy provide, blaming it on the continuing nationwide picketing of Transmission Stations by the Nationwide Union of Electrical energy Workers (NUEE).

The facility distribution firm in a press release to its prospects mentioned prospects are at the moment experiencing disruption of energy provide as most stations inside its community have been shut down.

Many states of the federation have been thrown into darkness as Labour Unions shut down main TCN stations throughout the nation, chopping energy provide to electrical energy shoppers.

Electrical energy staff underneath the aegis of the Nationwide Union of Electrical energy Workers (NUEE) and the Senior Employees Affiliation Electrical energy and Allied Corporations (SSAEAC) had on Tuesday, August 16, grounded the operations of TCN nationwide with the picketing of its workplace throughout the nation for reneging on the settlement it had reached with the unions some years in the past.

The aggrieved electrical energy staff who had vowed to paralyse the operations of TCN over its anti-masses actions mentioned that the train that they carried out on Tuesday was a prelude to an indefinite strike motion which is predicted to begin on Wednesday, August 17.

Regardless of appeals from the Minister of State for Energy and the TCN administration for time to resolve the problems, the electrical energy staff appeared adamant as they made good their risk to proceed with their industrial motion.

NUEE in a letter dated August 16, 2022, signed by its Basic Secretary, Joe Ajaero, and addressed to the Minister of State for Energy, mentioned that members of the union would proceed with its industrial motion with a complete withdrawal of service on Wednesday.

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Ajaero within the letter expressed regrets that the settlement that the union reached with TCN as a result of intervention of the minister has not been carried out 3 years after.

“It’s disheartening that an settlement reached with the union because of the interventions out of your esteemed workplace nearly 3 years down the road has not been carried out. Sadly, the problems raised and never addressed have relapsed/metamorphosed as a part of the causes of the commercial unrest within the sector.