The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) shut down the Kano Electricity Distribution Company (KEDCO) on Monday.
The operational activities of the company were brought to a halt over what the union termed as the failure of the company to remit worker’s pensions appropriately.
Addressing journalists at KEDCO headquarters, NUEE Northwest Chairman Comrade Ado Riruwai said the action of the workers became necessary to demonstrate their displeasure over the company’s management’s failure to remit workers’ 72-month pension deductions.
The chairman also lamented KEDCO management’s continued victimization of workers especially union leaders for agitating staff welfare and improved working conditions of staff, the labour leader accused the electricity distribution company of neglecting the implementation of the Medicare package for workers as contained in the contract agreement, despite the hazardous working condition.
He also accused KEDCO of promoting imperialism and wickedness against the rights of Workers as enshrined in the Nigeria Constitution which frowned at victimization of workers while demanding freedom at work.
When contacted for inquiry, KEDCO spokesperson Sani Bala confirmed management’s indebtedness to workers’ pensions however insisted that management has remitted part of the claims.