Protest At PH Disco Over Sack Of 150 Workers

Angry workers disrupted operations of the Port Harcourt Electricity Distribution, PHED for many hours on Tuesday over alleged sack of 150 workers by the company.


 Led by Comrade Joe Ofoka, the National Vice Chairman, East, of Nigeria Union of Electricity Employees, scores of workers stormed the headquarters of the company in a picketing operation over the sack of the workers. 

 Comrade Ofoka described the sack of the 150 workers as unacceptable. 

 He said the Union will no longer fold its arms and watch the management of Electricity Distribution companies throw its members into the already saturated labour market and demanded the reinstatement of the laid off workers. 

 He described the arguments by management of the company that those sacked are mostly aged and have past the productive stages of the careers as far from the truth. 

 Ofoka accused PHED management of running the system by the intimidation and bullying of workers. 

He alleged that company employed touts to attack members of the union as they try picket the company.

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