By Emma Amaize
WARRIâ€”THE Joint Union of the three Delta State Polytechnics, situated at Ozoro, Otefe-Oghara and Ogwashi-Uku and Delta State College of Physical Education, Mosogar in Delta State has issued a 21 â€“day ultimatum to the state government to urgently address the anomalies in pension deductions and payment of certain allowances, among other things in the institutions.
In a communiquÃ© issued after a meeting of the unions at Oghara, signed by the chairman (ASUP), Oghara, Comrade Dennis Agbomah and 43 chairmen and secretaries of the other institutions, the joint union said, â€œthe pension deductions at the said institutions for about two years now should be stopped forthwith and the arrears of such deductions refunded immediately at the prevailing bank interest ratesâ€.
â€œSince our sister institutions (Colleges of Education Warri and Agbor) had implemented CONTISS, the same gesture should be extended to the four DSHEP schools with effect from January, 2007â€, they said, adding, â€œthe state government should implement CONTISS 15 as approved by the Federal Government and enjoyed in other statesâ€™ institutionsâ€, they said.
According to the communique, â€œthe payment of the 28-days accommodation allowance is a must for all the benefiting staff members of all the DSHEP institutionsâ€.
The joint union, however, commended the state government for the establishment of the institutions but said it should adequately fund the development of projects in the four DSHEP schools.