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Relief for Mainlander as Electricity Union calls off strike

by Leslie Jacks

There is succor for Mainlanders and others as the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has suspended its strike action embarked upon yesterday, Wednesday, December 11, 2019, to draw Federal Government’s attention to the plight of its members.

Following a meeting with officials of the Federal Government, the Union accepted to discontinue the one-day old strike action.

According the National President of NUEE, Comrade Joe Ajaero who confirmed the outcome of the meeting, the workers’ grievances were conclusively addressed.

He said that all the concerns of the Union and it’s members were addressed at the talks which lasted for several hours. “We have concluded deliberations and all issues were addressed but we are awaiting implementation. Meanwhile, our strike action is suspended,” Ajaero said.

The Union said its offices and payment channels are open to the public for business.

Recall that following the expiration of the 21 days ultimatum issued by NUEE to the Minister of Power, Saleh Mamman, to implement their demands, and the failure of the minister to dialogue with the union before the ultimatum which lapsed midnight Tuesday, a nationwide blackout was imminent as electricity workers began indefinite strike Wednesday morning.

The strike action led to the shutting down of most of the offices of Distribution Companies (Discos) across the country.

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