Electricity workers suspend strike for two weeks

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Electricity workers suspend strike for two weeks

The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has suspended its nationwide strike for two weeks.

The union made the decision on Wednesday after a meeting with Chris Ngige, minister of labour and employment.

Confirming the development to TheCable on Wednesday night, Joe Ajaero, general secretary, NUEE, said power supply would be restored immediately.

“The strike has been suspended for two weeks. From this night, there will be power supply,” he said.

Electricity workers had planned to embarked on a nationwide strike to protest the non-payment of outstanding arrears owed to former workers of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN), the suspension of conditions of service, career path for workers, among others.

The Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN) appealed to the workers to suspend the proposed strike, assuring that steps had been taken to resolve the issues.

But earlier on Wednesday, in a video seen by newsmen, workers were seen shutting down a power station in Abuja as they chanted solidarity songs.

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