ByÂ Enyim Enyim
ONITSHAâ€”Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT ) in Anambra state has threatened to go on strike, should the state government fail to pay them the 27.5% teachers salary scale by the end of August.
Chairman of the union, Chief Anthony Ugozor told Vanguard that government had agreed to pay the money in full but failed to fix a commencement date for the payment, saying that teachers were no longer comfortable with such an arrangement.
â€œThe situation at present is that any state government that has not paid and has continued to delay the payment up to the end of August, the schools in that particular state will not reopen in September and we have no option because we have endured for so longâ€.
He said if the teachers are allowed to go on strike they would remain at home until they are paid the TSS being demanded.
Ugozor advised the state government to quickly commence the payment of the TSS, which it had agreed to pay.
Meanwhile, a meeting at the instance of government has been scheduled for today between NUT and government on how the TSS could be paid and sustained.
The state Governor, Mr Peter Obi had at an earlier meeting with the union said the problem was not in agreeing on what to pay,Â but how to sustain such payment, saying that he would not like to start and stop at a stage.