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The nation’s electricity supply crisis may worsen starting tomorrow, as organized labor has directed power sector workers to go on strike indefinitely over pending labor issues with the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN).
As a prelude to the strike, disgruntled workers will picket the TCN national headquarters in Abuja today under the auspices of the National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE.
The general secretary of NUEE, Joe Ajaero, directed them to ensure total compliance in a circular titled “Call to Action” and addressed to senior assistant general secretaries and zonal organising secretaries on August 15, 2022, vowing to paralyze TCN operations nationwide over anti-masses activities.
“You are hereby enjoined to mobilise immediately for a serious picketing of TCN Headquarters and stations nationwide over the directive by the TCN Board that all PMs in acting capacity going to AGM must appear for promotion interview.
“This directive is in contravention of our conditions of service and career progression paths, and unilaterally done without the relevant stakeholders.
‘’This action takes effect from Tuesday 16th August, 2022 and total withdrawal of services commences on Wednesday 17th August, 2022. Ensure full compliance in all the stations nationwide.”