Eletricity union issues ultimatum over PHCN staff pay

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Joe Ajaero, Gen. Sec., NUEE

23 December 2013, Lagos – Organised Labour in the power sector has handed down a 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government threatening to shut down the power sector should all the entitlements of the defunct Power Holding Company of Nigeria, PHCN are not paid to them.

Under the umbrella of the National Union of Electricity Employees, NUEE, in a petition to the Minister of Power, by President and General Secretary of the Union, M. Musa and Joe Ajaero, lamented months after the hand over of the sector to private individuals, entitlements of most of workers had remained unpaid.

According to the petition “We are constrained to write your office on the flagrant abuse of human and Trade Union rights in the Power Sector and the criminal silence by those that should have checked these abuses.

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