NLC threatens strike action in solidarity with electricity workers

Channels Television  
Updated August 18, 2012

The Nigerian Labour Congress (NLC) has announced the inauguration of strike committees in the 36 states of the federation in solidarity with the electricity workers.

The acting National President of the union, Mr. Promise Adewusi, told journalists at a news conference in Abuja that the outcome of the meeting with government officials on Wednesday next week will determine the cause of action by organized labour.

The union condemned in strong terms what it called “unruly utterances” by the Minister of Power, Professor Barth Nnaji while negotiations are on going.

They also condemned alleged  “physical intimidation” of workers with the use of military, under a democratic government even after agreements were reached at the August 15th meeting between the union and government.

The labour movement is demanding an enabling environment for dialogue  and withdrawal of military from Power Holding Company offices nationwide.

It demanded a power committee to sincerely address the legitimate concerns of the electricity workers failing which workers will decide on the next line of action to press home their demands.