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Bayelsa teachers to protest 10 months salary arrears

Bayelsa teachers to protest 10 months salary arrears
April 30
22:12 2017

The Bayelsa state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has threatened to commence a three-day warning strike from May 2, over unpaid salary.

In a statement signed by Kala-Ama Tonpre and Johnson Hector, the union’s chairman and secretary respectively, the NUT said it took the decision after its executive council meeting held on Saturday in Yenagoa, the state capital.

The NUT in Bayelsa had embarked on a six-week strike at the beginning of the 2016/2017 academic session in September 2016, over unpaid salaries.

The union said it also resolved that the state government should urgently pay the salaries it owed primary school teachers to bring them at par with other civil servants in the state.

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It also called on the government to take over the funding and management of primary education with no conditions attached.

The union asked the State Universal Basic Education Board (SUBEB) and the Post Primary Schools Board to implement the 2013 and 2015 promotions and to conduct the 2016 exercise without delay.

It appealed to the government to involve other banks in the payment of secondary school teachers’ salaries instead of giving the mandate to only the Sterling Bank.

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The union also urged the government to take care of the cost of bank transaction to reduce excess deductions on its members’ accounts.

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