Electricity employees restore National Grid operations as strike is suspended

The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has restored the nation’s electricity grid following the Nigerian Labour Congress and the Trade Union Congress’ decision to suspend their strike.

The National President of NUEE, Adebiyi Adeyeye told Punch on Tuesday.

“The strike has been suspended, which means the grid has come back to normal. It is on already,” Adeyeye spoke over the phone.

Organized labor staged a statewide strike over the Federal Government’s unwillingness to raise the recommended minimum salary from N60,000 and reverse the Band A tariff to N65 per kilowatt-hour rather than N206/KWh.

In response, the electrical workers took action by shutting down the national grid, throwing the country into darkness in the early hours of Monday.

The Transmission Company of Nigeria stated in a statement on Monday that its staff on duty were attacked and injured by union leaders who invaded its premises to force them to leave.

The organised labour has postponed the strike for five days in order to begin negotiations with the Federal Government on a minimum wage of more than N60,000.

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