Workers of the Kaduna Electric Distribution Company on Tuesday down tools over alleged nonpayment of salaries and non-remittance of their two years pension to the Pension Fund Administration.
The workers led by union officials on the platform of the National Union of Electricity Employees locked down the company premises, by using vehicles to barricade the main entrance to the corporate head office along Bank road, in the state capital.
Written on the vehicles blocking the main gate of the electricity company were such inscriptions as “Pay our two years pension to PFA”, “Pay us our salary in full,” and “We say no to modern-day slavery.”
The workers chanted solidarity songs during the protest.
As of the time of filing this report, the management had engaged the union officials in a bid to resolve the crisis.
A worker who spoke on condition of anonymity to the Punch who visited the organisation while the protest lasted, said the management of the electricity company paid them 40 per cent of September salaries. The member of staff added that they had no idea when the balance of their salary would be paid.
The meeting between officials of the union and the management was still going on as of the time of filing this report.