By Emem Idio

YENAGOA—THE Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Bayelsa State chapter, has said that  it will call out its members for an industrial action next week if the state government fails to pay salary arrears owed teachers in the state.

A statement, yesterday, in Yenagoa by the state NUT Chairman, Kalama Toinpre and Principal Secretary, Johnson Hector, said: “Following the expiration of a 21-day ultimatum given to the state and local governments by the State Wing’s Executive Council, SWEC, of the  NUT, Bayelsa State chapter, over the non-payment of arrears of salaries owed teachers in the state, a seven-day ultimatum has further been given to the state and local governments with effect from September 12, 2016 to address the issues.

“Topmost in the demands include: non-payment of salaries of primary and secondary school teachers for six months; dism

YENAGOA—THE Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Bayelsa State chapter, has said that  it will call out its members for an industrial action next week if the state government fails to pay salary arrears owed teachers in the state.

A statement, yesterday, in Yenagoa by the state NUT Chairman, Kalama Toinpre and Principal Secretary, Johnson Hector, said: “Following the expiration of a 21-day ultimatum given to the state and local governments by the State Wing’s Executive Council, SWEC, of the  NUT, Bayelsa State chapter, over the non-payment of arrears of salaries owed teachers in the state, a seven-day ultimatum has further been given to the state and local governments with effect from September 12, 2016 to address the issues.

“Topmost in the demands include: non-payment of salaries of primary and secondary school teachers for six months; dismissal of teachers employed in 2008 and 2009; transfer of management and duty-post allowances to principals and head teachers, and non-payment and implementation of promotion of primary school teachers in 2015; non-payment of N18, 000 minimum wage arrears and non-provision of instructional materials and infrastructural facilities in schools.

“Should the issues be left unaddressed at the expiration of the seven days, primary and secondary school teachers will have no other option than to down tools with effect from September 19, 2016.”

 

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