BREAKING: Blackout Hits Abuja As AEDC Workers Begin Indefinite Strike

Workers of Abuja Electricity Distribution Company have embarked on an indefinite strike over non-payment of entitlements for over 20 months.

The members of staff of the company commenced the industrial action across the Federal Capital Territory on Monday.

THE WHISTLER can report that the members of staff of AEDC are demanding the payment of their 2020 bonus and other entitlements.

They are also demanding the remittance of pensions deducted by the company to their Pension Fund Administrators. They alleged that the remittances have not been made for the past 19 months.

When our reporter visited AEDC Gwarimpa Office, the gates were sealed at 8:11am.

“Pay the remaining: batches of 2020 bonus. Pension remittances (19 months). Third batch of bulk rent. Thrift deductions (17 months) and union check off dues (4 months. AEDC management pay us now!” a notice posted on the gate reads.

A member of staff (name withheld) who spoke to THE WHISTLER said the strike may take days depending on when their demands will be met.

At AEDC Lugbe Area Office, the members of staff are also on strike and are making the same demand from the AEDC management.

The Lugbe Area Office staff are  also threatening to withdraw their service totally.

A notice placed on the AEDC Lugbe office gate stated, “Enough is Enough, pay us our outstanding pension remittance (20 months); thrift/corporative deductions (7 months); 2020 productivity bonus; payment of bulk rent and non payment of union check off bonus.”

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