TUC PICKETS TCN, SHUTS DOWN ELECTRICITY TRANSMISSION, DEMANDS SACK OF MD
President Mohammadu Buhari has been urged to look into the alleged anti-labour policies of the managing Director of the Transmission Company of Nigeria (TCN), Mr. Gov Mohammad.
Members of the Trade Union Congress Enugu state Chapter, led by Comrade Chukwuma Igbokwe made the call while picketing the Transmission Company of Nigeria located at New Haven, Enugu.
The labour’s action followed allegations and complaints by electricity workers of alleged inhuman treatment to them by the management of the company.
According to members of the Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEC), the TCN has continued to maltreat the workers, despite the intervention of the organised Labour.
That was why the Trade Union Congress (TUC) directed its members to show solidarity with the electricity workers and ensure a total shut down of electricity transmission across the Federation by picketing TCN offices nationwide.
In Enugu, members of the Trade Union Congress were initially refused to move closer to the facility by the police but the picketing went on after their differences were resolved.
Addressing the workers, the State Chairman of TUC, Comrade Chukwuma Igbokwe, called for the immediate removal of the managing Director of TCN, Gov Mohammad for infringing on the rights of Union leaders and workers in the company.
According to Comrade Igbokwe, labour sought to resolve all anti labour issues with the management of TCN but to no avail.
He called for the withdrawal of queries issued to SSAEC officers, withdrawal of all circulars on labour matters, and review of all promotions, transfers and sanctions in the last one year.
The Assistant General Secretary South-South and South-East of SSAEC, Comrade Desmond Nwachunkwu, and the Representative of the Association in TUC Enugu State, Comrade Hillary Ogbonna, called for the restoration of rights of the union, including check off dues, stressing that the members were working under stress for fear of victimization.
They said the nationwide picketing, which would last for three days might develop into full industrial action if their demands were not met.