Electricity workers under the aegis of the National Union of Electricity Employees have issued a 14-day ultimatum to the Federal Government to implement an agreement signed on December 11, 2019.
Its General Secretary, Joe Ajaero, made this known at a news conference held on Wednesday in Lagos.
Ajaero said if after the ultimatum the issues were not addressed, the union would resume its suspended industrial action without further consultation.
He said: “We wanted to resume our action on January 27 based on wild cat industrial action, but we remembered the appeal by the Speaker, House of Representatives and Minister of Labour not to resort to that.
“We invite you here to issue a fresh 14-day ultimatum to the government to address issues that were contained in an agreement signed on December 11, 2019.”
The General Secretary said also the action had become necessary based on harassment and intimidation by the Minister of State during the meeting held on January 27.
He called on the Minister of State to apologise to the union.
Ajaero said some of the issues pending included non-payment of over 2,000 disengaged PHCN staff; 16 months underpayment of severance benefits; as well as 7.5 per cent pension component among others.