PHCN workers not happy with unsettled pay

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Bede Opara

President General, Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC), Bede Opara, says non-payment of PHCN workers’ severance pay before total privatisation of PHCN will be inappropriate.

Opara said in Lagos on Friday that government should settle all the labour issues before the July handing over date of PHCN.

He said that handing over the companies to their new owners without addressing workers? severance pay could be counterproductive.

Minister of State for Power, Hajia Zainab Kuchi, on May 23 told newsmen that PHCH power plants would be handed over to their new owners in July.

“All the necessary committees set up by the government have completed their assignments.

“All the labour issues have been completed and what we are expecting from government is to start the payment.

The Minister of Power, Prof. Chinedu Nebo, on March 19, set up Implementation Committee to workout modalities to pay PHCN workers their severance package.

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