• Kwara State NUT Commence Industrial Action Over Unpaid Salaries.

    On Strike

    The Kwara state chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has stated that primary school teachers in the state has embarked on strike to protest the non-payment of their four months’ salary arrears.

    The Chairman of the union, Comrade Musa Abubakar, who made this known in an interview, said that the union could no longer guarantee industrial harmony in the state following the non-payment of their four months’ salary arrears.

    He said that the primary school teachers in the state had been loyal and dedicated to duty in spite of the failure of the government to pay them salaries for months.


    Abubakar explained that the union would start a sit-at-home strike action beginning on Monday to press home its demand.

    According to him, workers from other sectors will soon join in the strike action in the spirit of solidarity.

    The NUT leader criticised the state government for creating a dichotomy between primary schools teachers and their counterparts in the secondary schools.

    He claimed that a Supreme Court judgment in 2002 had made state governments responsible for the management and funding of primary schools in the country.

    Abubakar, therefore, urged the state government to live up to its responsibilities by doing the right thing. (NAN)



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