Nigeria’s Electricity Workers Suspend Strike

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The one-day strike by the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) on Wednesday has been suspended.

Confirming the new development, the General Secretary of the Union, Comrade Joe Ajaero said the strike was suspended following the agreement reached between NUEE and representatives of government in the early hours of Thursday.

He urged members of the Union to return to their duty posts while NUEE monitor the implementation of the agreements.

Ajaero, however, warned that NUEE would not hesitate to resume action if the agreements are not implemented.

The strike action called by the workers to press for the settlement of unresolved workers claims after the privatization of the power sector by the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) disrupted public power suppl and triggered a nationwide blackout on Wednesday.

Ajaero said the action was called off in the early hours of Thursday following a tripartite meeting between the leaders of the union, BPE and the Minister of State for Labour, Festus Keyamo.

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