Labour Unions shut major TCN stations across Lagos cutting power supply


Labour Unions have shut down major Transmission Company of Nigeria, TCN, stations across Lagos cutting power supply to the entire city.

This is coming on the heel of threats from Labour unions to shut down power supply over Labour-related issues with the Ministry of Power.

According to reports, most areas around Ikeja, Lekki, Lagos Island and Mainland are currently out of power.

Electricity workers under the aegis of National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) and the Senior Staff Association Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC) had on Tuesday. August 16, grounded the operations of TCN nationwide with the picketing of its office across the country for reneging on the agreement it had reached the unions some years ago.

The aggrieved electricity workers who had vowed to paralyse the operations of TCN over its anti-masses activities, said that the exercise that they carried out on Tuesday was a prelude to an indefinite strike action which is expected to commence today (Wednesday, August 17).

The TCN had in its reaction to the threat of industrial action, appealed to electricity workers to suspend their proposed strike over staff welfare, assuring that it had taken steps to resolve the issues that had been highlighted by the union.

Also, the Minister of State for Power, Goddy Jedy-Agba, appealed to the union to give the government 2 weeks to address the issues raised and come up with proposals toward an acceptable resolution of all of them.

He noted that the ministry was committed to proffering solutions that would be acceptable to all parties concerned.

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