Electricity workers under the umbrella of the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) have suspended their strike action.
The national grid was shut down on Wednesday as part of the efforts of the electricity workers to press home their demands
After the electricity workers shut down the national grid and plunged the country into darkness, the federal government was forced to call an emergency meeting with the striking electricity workers.
The Minister of Labor and Employment reportedly brokered a truce with the striking workers to end their ongoing strike, which had left the entire nation in the dark.
The NUEE had instructed its members to picket TCN offices nationwide on August 16 before going on strike the following day, on August 17.
In a statement, NUEE General Secretary Joe Ajaero explained that the picketing was in response to the TCN board’s order requiring all principal managers who are acting their way up to acting general manager rank to attend a promotion interview.
The directive, according to Mr. Ajaero, is against the employment terms and paths of the employees, and it was allegedly implemented without consulting the necessary parties.