May 22, 2024
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Nigeria’s KEDCO Staff Suspend Strikes

The aggrieved staff of the Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO), a local electricity distribution firm in Nigeria, have resumed work after reaching an agreement with the management of the company.

Hitherto, the workers, under the National Union of Electricity Employees and Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies, locked KEDCO’s head office and all regional offices over Management’s failure to resolve several welfare issues.

Energy News Africa reports that the workers accused the Managing Director of betraying all the collective bargaining agreements reached with the union, arguing that the action of the MD and Management of KEDCo was unprecedented in the Nigerian Electricity Supply Industry (NESI).

However, following the industrial action, management engaged the unions in a meeting that lasted for hours last Wednesday night.

KEDCO pledged to confirm staff appointment, pay 2021&2022 13th month pay in three installments between October and December, pay death benefits to next of kin of deceased staff, pay of exit package and payment of pension remittance.

In addition, in a statement signed by management, it apologised to its customers for the inconveniences caused them by the actions of the workers.

It announced the restoration of power supply and other electricity services.

KEDCO said, “As we get back to serving you with commitment and dedication, please be assured that we are taking all necessary measures to ensure the stability and quality of our electricity supply.”

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