Nigeria power sector privatisation: unionists sacked

08 January 2014
Trade union officials working for the Nigerian power sector have been sacked as part of the privatisation plans of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).

The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has petitioned the federal government over the sacking and the casualisation of jobs in the sector.
 
In the petition sent through the Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, the union has urged the government to intervene in order to ensure the reversal of this anti-labour action or risk industrial action without notice.
 
In the petition by NUEE’s General Secretary, Joe Ajaero, the union describes the mass disengagement carried out by the Bureau of Public Enterprises (BPE) as an act of victimisation, stating that it was a clear contravention of labour law and the agreement previously entered into in the sector.
 
Public Services International is monitoring the situation closely.

Read more here: http://energymixreport.com/labour-petitions-fg-over-mass-disengagement-o...

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