The National Union of Electricity Employees (NUEE) has berated electricity distribution companies (DisCos) and generation companies (GenCos) for refusing to provide working tools since the privatisation of the power sector.

NUEE made this known in a communique at the end of its National Executive Council (NEC) meeting in Lagos.

The communique reads: “The NEC-in-Session condemn the poor attitude of Management of DISCO towards provision of working materials to their workers, hence they should stop sanctioning the workers for poor performance.

“NEC-in-Session condemned the deliberate spate of frustration of Union activities by various management(s) of the power sector.

“NEC-in-Session condemned the nonchalant attitude of management(s) in the power Sector towards provision of health and safety apparatus for the purpose of providing safe working environment and to urge the related agencies to direct the various Managements in the Sector to pay attention in order to reduce the incessant rates of avoidable accidents.

“The NEC-in-Session congratulated the Companies, that negotiated and signed Procedural Agreement and Conditions of Services with the Union and called on others with anti-workers posture to reconsiders their steps and promote decent work or be ready to face the wrath of the Labour.

“The NEC-in-Session lamented that four years after privatisation, almost 1,000 disengaged employees have not been paid their severance entitlement, which has led to the untimely death of some of them.”