Govt confirms 9,000 PHCN causal workers – NUEE Leader

02 May 2012, Sweetcrude, ABUJA – The Federal Government has confirmed 9,000 out of 11,000 causal workers in the Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN, across the country, a union leader said.

The Chairman of National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) , FCT branch, Mr Wisdom Nwachukwu, made the confirmation while addressing newsmen in Abuja.

He said the workers concerned had received their letters of appointment, while giving assurance that the remaining workers would be confirmed soon.

Nwachukwu said that government had also agreed to pay the 50 per cent increment in leave grants to PHCN staff.

He said that two months arrears of the 50 per cent in respect of November 2011 and March 2012 salary owed the workers “have been paid to the bank”.

He commended the Minister of Power,. Prof. Barth Nnaji, for making the payment a reality.

Nwachukwu called on the government to follow the Hassan Sumonu-led committee recommendations on the settlement of the benefits of the workers before winding down PHCN.

The Hassan Sumonu-led committee had suggested that all arrears of entitlements of the workers should be paid before the winding down of the company.

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