• The management of the Federal College of Education (Technical) Gombe has declared a ‘no work, no pay’ policy following the indefinite strike embarked by lecturers of the institution.

    According to a statement signed by the Director of Establishment and Council Affairs of the college, Ibrahim Shehu, on Sunday, he described the action by lecturers under the College of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) as uncalled for.


    He said that the management of the institution has no option but to apply the policy in line with directives by the federal government.

    The Director accused the lecturers of insensitivity to the management’s  constraints, especially in view of the prevailing financial situation in the country.

    He noted that the crisis leading to the indefinite strike began shortly after the present executive of COEASU was  inaugurated in April this year.

    “On April 19, 2017, the union approached the college management with some demands which include the issue of salary shortfalls from February to date, outstanding payment of Peculiar Academic Allowance (PAA) arrears and inclusion of same in their monthly salaries, among others.

    “The college management informed COEASU that the college finances could not accommodate their demands at the moment.

    Shehu also explained that the college governing council, at its inaugural meeting held on June 20, met with COEASU and made an offer to pay 25 per cent of the CAA for 2016/2017 session.


    It would be recalled that the lecturers embarked on an indefinite strike on July 11 demanding the payment of the backlog of allowances owed them by the college authority. (NAN)


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