Electricity Workers Suspend Strike Amid Blackout- Nigeria.
The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has suspended its nationwide strike for two weeks. The secretary-general of the union, Joe Ajaero, said this after a meeting with the Minister of Labour, Chris Ngige.
He said the government has promised to resolve the issues raised by the union within two weeks. He said if their demands are not met, the strike will resume.
The parties agreed to form a bipartite committee to look into the complaints of the electricity workers and report back in two weeks, Mr Ajaero said.
The union’s strike left cities and towns across Nigeria in darkness; after workers shut down power stations. The workers are complaining about welfare issues. Hours after the meeting where an agreement to suspend the strike, the outage continued in parts of Abuja.
Nigeria has struggled with poor electricity for decades. The government said it could not raise power generation to 5,000 megawatts; as it promised in July as a result of gas supply problems.