Striking workers of the Transmission Company of Nigeria have suspended their industrial action for two weeks to enable the Federal Government address their grievances.
The suspension of the action followed a meeting brokered by the Minister of Labour and Productivity between the workers and the Ministry of Power.
At the end of the meeting the parties resolved:
1. On Issue of Unbundling of TCN’ it was put to rest as the government denied ever ccontemplating such agenda.
2. On the Issue of Stigmatization of Ex-PHCN workers, who have been denied employment opportunities in TCN; A high power committee was inaugurated comprising of the Ministry of Labour, Ministry of Power, Office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation, BPE, Market Operator, Office of the Head of Service of the Federation and the Two in-house Unions as members; to fine tune policy as was considered discriminatory and unacceptable and revert back immediately.
3. Payment of outstanding arrears of privatization; The Ministry of Power was mandated to activate a sincere process with BPE to pay the outstanding liabilities (16th month arrears) and a comprehensive report is expected in two weeks.
The workers in statement said: “In view of the foregoing, the two in-house Unions hereby agreed on trust to suspend the ongoing strike action today.
You are therefore directed to resume work immediately.
“We sincerely want to appreciate our esteemed Comrades for your support, patience ‘ understanding and Commitment in the course of this industrial action”.