Unpaid Delta teachers commence strike

Teachers in Delta on Thursday embarked on an indefinite strike over unpaid salaries, Joe Iyalekhue, the Secretary Delta branch of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT), has said.

Mr. Iyalekhue told the News Agency of Nigeria in Asaba that a written order was issued to all teachers in the state to embark on an indefinite strike until the government met NUT demands.

“All teachers in the state primary and secondary schools are to proceed on an indefinite strike with effect from Thursday, March 9, until our demands are met.”

He said that the NUT had expressed dismay over the way the state government and its agencies were handling issues affecting teachers and the education sector in the state.

The NUT scribe said that the lingering issues over which the union embarked on the strike included the non-payment of monthly salaries to primary school teachers as at when due.

“Others are wilful downgrading of teachers and non-payment of minimum wage arrears of primary school teachers.

The teachers are also protesting the non-payment of CONPSS arrears May/June 2015, illegal deduction of teachers’ salaries and the non-implementation of inter cadre transfer of teachers in PPEB.

“Non-implementation of teachers’ promotions by PPEB and SUBEB, non-payment of promotion arrears of primary and secondary school teachers and non-payment of retired teachers’ benefits,” he said.

He said that teachers were advised to await further instructions over the industrial action.

(NAN)


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  • sammyctu ode

    It’s a shame delta state is owning teachers being one of the richest states in the federation. Mismanagement of delta state resources started with Ibori transferred to Uduaghan and now to okowa who knows nothing about managing an economy. Now that the jail bird Ibori is back half of all the resources of delta will end up in his accounts and if okowa refuses to do the bidding of ex con Ibori he will be impeached. Shameless corrupt animals ruling delta since 1999 till date.