Eko Disco, unions sign agreement on condition of service

Eko Electricity Distribution Company (EKEDC) Plc, Chief Execultive Officer, Mr Adeoye Fadeyibi, has assured electricity consumers within EKEDC’s network of safe and reliable power supply.

Fadeyibi, who gave the assurance when EKEDC signed conditions of service with the National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) and Senior Staff Association of Electricity and Allied Companies (SSAEAC) in Lagos, lauded the successful conclusion and agreement reached with the labour groups in the power sector to sign the conditions of service. He urged the unions’ support to ensuring workers conditions of service in the DisCo implemented without rancour.

The talks on the conditions of service, it was learnt, started since 2016 but the agreement on the side of the Eko DisCo management and the labour was achieved this month.

Fadeyibi said the official signing of the documents was a great success to the company and power sector in general, and urged workers to reflect that in ensuring effective service delivery to consumers. “Today marks another turning point in the company. It is a good day because the issue had lingered for years now.

“I’m celebrating today because both the management and the unions are agreeing on mutual understanding for the betterment of the company and workers. This would foster better understanding and mutual working relationship between the workers and management,” he said, adding that leaders of both labour groups had agreed to sign for the development and growth of the organisation geared towards improved power supply.

He reiterated the management’s support to the growth and improvement of workers welfare in the organisation. The EkEDC’s boss said activities within the company have increased, adding that everybody should be committed to the job in ensuring better services to the teaming consumers.

He added that the company has improved its customer’s service delivery and boosted consumers’ confidence, which have boosted revenue. “Therefore, I urge workers to put in their best in ensuring effective service delivery to electricity consumers to retain Eko DisCo’s position as the number one distribution company in Nigeria.”

United Labour Congress (ULC) President and General-Secretary, National Union of Electricity Employees, Comrade Joe Ajaero, led junior staff union members and the Deputy President, SSAEAC, Comrade Jacob O. Adetunji, led the senior staff union members to the signing ceremony. They said with the signing of the conditions of service, “we (EKEDC management and the labour unions) are bound by certain rules and regulations and we will follow the law to the later”.

Other NUEE officers in attendance are NUEE President Martin Uzoegwu; NUEE National Treasurer, Mercy Oronsanye and NUEE Chairman, Lagos Chapter Bisi Idowu, among others.

 

Source: The Nation

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