BY VICTOR AHIUMA-YOUNG
NIGERIA Labour Congress, NLC, Delta State council, has called on Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan to intervene in the ongoing strike by teachers in public primary and secondary schools in the state, to halt the crisis in the education sector.
The industrial action embarked upon on Tuesday by the teachers over improved conditions of service, had crippled academic activities in public schools in the state.
In a letter to the governor titled: “An appeal to avert the on-going strike action by teachers in Delta State,” state Chairman of NLC, Mr. Williams Akporeha, urged the governor to quickly intervene in the matter to resolve the on-going industrial action by primary and secondary school teachers in the state.
He said: “We write to draw your attention to the strike and appeal for your intervention to avert the on-going industrial action by primary and secondary school teachers in the state. You will recall that the issue at stake had actually lingered for so long and deserves your immediate intervention to ensure continued peaceful industrial climate in the state.”
NLC noted that available records indicated that the issues at stake were: non-restoration of the 27.5per cent teacher’s peculiar allowance, non-promotion of stagnated school principals on SGL16 in the state to SGL17 and continued stagnation of university graduate teachers in primary school system on SGL14.
Others are non-payment of arrears of minimum wage to primary school teachers and non-payment of arrears of the consolidated salary structure to primary school teachers.