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FG to meet PHCN union

18 March 2013, 16:01

Lagos - The Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies in PHCN on Monday said the Federal Government had invited the union for talks over the severance package.

Mr Bede Opara, the President General of the association, told News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the talks would hold in Abuja on Tuesday, March19.

According to Opara, the invitation is to harmonise the report of implementation committee on the payment of the entitlement.

He expressed optimism that the meeting would put an end to the lingering crisis between the PHCN workers and the Federal Government.

NAN recalled that the workers had turned down the N45 billion earmarked by the government to pay the workers in phases beginning from May.

The workers refused the government’s mode of payment and insisted on the outright payment of the entitlement amounting to N384 billion.

This disagreement led the workers to hold a national prayer to seek God’s intervention in the matter on Friday, March 15.


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