Monday, October 10, 2016

College Workers Begin Indefinite Strike Over Unpaid Salaries

Workers of the Abia State College of Education Technical at Arochukwu in Arochukwu Local Government Area have begun an indefinite strike over their unpaid salaries.

They urged Governor Okezie Ikpeazu to settle the outstanding salaries to ameliorate their suffering.

A communiqué issued at the end of the institution’s workers’ union by the Chairman of Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU), Dr. Joseph Kanu; Chairman of Non-Academic Staff Union (NASU), Comrade Daniel O. Nwosu and Chairman chairman Senior Staff Union in College of Education in Nigeria (SSUCOEN), Comrade Frank Agoha, the leadership of the workers’ unions said the strike became imperative because the state government allegedly caused “extreme economic poverty and tension arising from non-payment of workers’ salaries for …seven months”.

The unions noted that besides non-payment of workers’ salaries, the school’s workers had also not been paid the Consolidated Polytechnics and College of Education Academic Salary Structure (CONPCASS) and the Consolidated Tertiary Education Institutions Salary Structure (CONTEDISS), unlike their counterparts.

They regretted that none of the school’s workers had been promoted “financially” since 2008.

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