Nigerian labour Union laments non implementation of 50% salary increase

The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) have lamented the non implemented of the 50 percent salary increase for workers of the Power Holding Company of Nigeria (PHCN).

The union stated in a letter dated 14 of October and signed by its General Secretary Joe Ajaero to the nation’s power utility company that It was regrettable that the letter ref: NUEE/NS/2011/501 of September 27, 2011 on the above subject was treated with levity.

“Workers in the industry have flooded our Secretariat with complaints of non-reflection of the 50 percent salary increase in their September 2011 salary as previously promised by Government.

We are amazed at this unwarranted development because Government made it very clear in our maiden negotiation meeting, in Abuja on May 19, 2011 that enough fund has been set aside to take care of all financial implications emanating from the negotiations.

The non-implementation of this salary increase clearly suggests to us that Management and Government are only paying lip service to the spirit of tripatism and social dialogue.

In view of this mistrust deliberately created by Government, we cannot but carry out destiny in our hands to salvage our situation.

We therefore demand that the salary increase including the arrears from 1st June, 2011 be paid to workers in the industry not later than October 31, 2011. We have waited enough.

At the expiration of this two weeks’ notice, the Union would not guarantee industrial peace in the Sector.” It reads in part.

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