The Enugu State Teachers Set To Embark On Strike Over The Minimum Wage
The Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Enugu State part, has given a seven-day final offer to the state government to either pay elementary teachers the N30,000 the lowest pay permitted by law or face modern activity.
The association Chairman, Mr Nweke Odo, revealed this on Wednesday, adding that the final proposal followed “the hesitance of the state government to execute the new compensation in the elementary school sub-area.”
He said that the final offer was given to the state government on October 2 and that educators would picket, if nothing occurred previously or by October 9. The executive said it was out of line that grade teachers were being treated like their administrations didn’t make a difference.
He said that the association had before, in a letter dated March 13 and routed to Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi, advised the state administration of its aim to continue protesting following 21 days final offer.
He, nonetheless, said that the conclusion of schools, following the episode of COVID-19, stopped further activities. Odo said it was unsuitable that elementary teachers presently couldn’t seem to be paid, eight months after the administration declared the execution of the new pay.
He said that out and out the usage of the new compensation and its considerable change and the overdue debts would be satisfactory to the association.
Reached, the Commissioner for Education, Professor Uche Eze, said the administration set up an advisory group to work with NUT to determine all battling issues. Eze said that the advisory group was fit for settling the issues, adding that the state government started to execute the lowest pay permitted by law in February.