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Labour threatens showdown over epileptic power supply

24 April 2014, 13:50

Lagos - The already poor power situation in the country may worsen as organised labour plans to shut six Electricity Distribution Companies (DISCOs) and four power plants on Friday over increased electricity tariff without power supply and de-unionisation of workers, among others, reports Vanguard.

The 10 electricity firms are Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC), Ikeja Electricity Distribution Company (IEDC), Benin Electricity Distribution Company (BEDC), Jos Electricity Distribution Company (JEDC) Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution Company(PEDC), Ibadan Electricity Distribution Company(IEDC), Transcorp Electricity Ughelli,  Egbin Power Plc, Geregu Power Plc and Olorunshogo Power Plc.

Other alleged sins of the DISCOs and the power plants are under-payment of workers’ remunerations and sacking of union leaders after legitimate struggle for workers’ rights.

Read more at Vanguard.

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