Pages Navigation Menu

Nigeria news, headlines, events , stories and all that is trending today

Strike: Don’t be intimated, Delta NUT tells members

By Festus Ahon

ASABA—THE Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, Delta State chapter, has told striking teachers in the state to disregard the directive of Governor Ifeanyi Okowa, asking its members to remain calm and not be intimidated.

NUT, in a communique by its state Secretary, Mr Joel Yalekhue, however, said that teachers supervising the West African Senior School Certificate Examination, SSCE, which commenced yesterday, should do the invigilation.

The communique said: “It is unfortunate that instead of proffering a holistic solution to the issues at stake, the state government has decided to apply divide and rule tactics which is inimical to the educational development of the state.”

The union, in a reaction to a statement by the state government through the Director of Information, Mr Paul Osahor, directing secondary school principals and teachers to resume work, expressed dismay that, government could come up with the policy of no work, no pay.

Yalekhue said: “The union has shown adequate understanding in the present situation when on March 16,  2017, it directed secondary school principals and teachers involved as invigilators/supervisors in the 2017 WAEC examination to participate fully despite of the ongoing strike action.

“The union views the call by state government as unfortunate, intimidating and undemocratic and inimical to the settlement of industrial dispute of this magnitude.

“To put the records straight, secondary school teachers in the state are also affected by the government’s refusal to implement the Inter-Cadre Transfers (a policy duly approved by the state government); non- implementation of approved and released promotions, among other entitlements.” Affect secondary school teachers as stated in our communique of  March 2, 2017.

“Non-payment of promotion arrears of secondary school teachers. Non-payment of retired teachers benefits.

“While calling the state government to take another look at the issues with a view to resolving them in the overall interest of peace and harmony, the Union wishes to restate it’s respect for dialogue and collective bargaining.”

The post Strike: Don’t be intimated, Delta NUT tells members appeared first on Vanguard News.

This post was syndicated from Vanguard News. Click here to read the full text on the original website.

Do you something awesome to share with the world? Click here to share

Do you ever have any question about anything you wish to ask and get answer? Click here to ask

Follow us on twitter @NigeriaTodayNG

Also, Like us on facebook

Comments

Be the First to Comment!

Notify of
avatar
wpDiscuz

Notice: Trying to get property of non-object in /home/nigtoday/public_html/wp-content/plugins/jetpack/modules/gravatar-hovercards.php on line 238
Download the Nigeria Today app from Play store. Click here download now
Hello. Add your message here.