Trouble As Nigerian Electricity Workers Join Indefinite Nationwide Strike  

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By Sabiu Abdullahi

The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has directed its members to commence full mobilisation to ensure compliance with the directive of the Nigerian labour unions to embark on an indefinite strike.

The letter from NUEE, which was sent to all state and chapter executives, states that the strike will commence at 0.00 hours on Tuesday, October 3, 2023.

The NUEE is joining the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) in the indefinite strike to protest the high price of petroleum resulting from the removal of fuel subsidies as well as other anti-labour policies by the government.

The NLC and TUC have declared that the strike will continue until the government meets its demands, which include the reversal of the removal of fuel subsidies, an increase in the minimum wage, improvements in workers’ working conditions, and a stoppage of casualties.

The NUEE strike is likely to have a significant impact on the Nigerian economy, as it will disrupt the electricity supply to businesses and households across the country.

The Nigerian government has appealed to the labour unions to shelve the planned strike, but the unions have refused to back down.

The outcome of the strike remains to be seen, but it is clear that the Nigerian labour movement is united in its opposition to the government’s economic policies.

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