Just in: Abia State Teachers Goes On A 6 Months Strike
Teachers in Abia public colleges have launched into strike over six months wage arrears owed them by the state authorities.
This was even because the lecturers accused the state management of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) of undermining the plight of members by at all times thwarting strikes to ventilate their grievances.
The strike led to shutdown of all government-owned major and secondary colleges in Abia, which had been speculated to have resumed on Monday, for the third time period educational session.
A go to to a few of the colleges in Aba, together with the Constitution Crescent Primary college, Abayi Girls Secondary School, Okigwe Road Primary and Secondary Schools, Girls Secondary Commercial School and Boys’ Technical College had been all locked.
Some lecturers, who had been seen at venues for the continuing West African Examination Council exams and who wouldn’t need their names in print, for concern of victimisation, informed newsmen they’re on strike.
“We are on strike, however, as you realize, Abia State NUT strikes are normally humorous. The management of NUT right here is made up of people that betray the curiosity of members.
By the time they end their assembly with authorities and a few cash trade palms, they’ll drive us to return to work; with out our calls for being met.
“They’ve performed it earlier than and I don’t suppose this will probably be any completely different. We, as secondary college lecturers, acquired our salaries final in November 2017.
My colleagues within the major colleges obtained theirs final in January. Our management is the issue. They’re displaying the federal government that Abia NUT is a toothless bulldog,” a trainer stated, yesterday.
When contacted, state NUT Chairman, Chizobam Akparanta stated he couldn’t converse on the matter as they had been assembly with the Deputy Governor, Sir Ude Okochukwu.