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Labour Gives Oshiomhole 28-Day Ultimatum To Pay Teachers’ Arrears

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EDO – All is not well between organised labour in Edo state and the state governor, Adams Oshiomhole, who is himself, a former leader of the Nigeria Labour Congress.

The organised labour on Monday, March 3, 2014 issued a 28-day ultimatum to Governor Adams Oshiomhole with which to pay primary schools teachers their outstanding arrears of 10.5 per cent Teachers Salary Allowance (TSA).

Thisday reports:

The union said the teachers would be left with no option than to proceed on indefinite strike if government fails to heed their demands.

This was contained in a communiqué issued by the organised labour, comprising of Trade Union Congress (TUC), Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and the Joint Negotiating Council (JNC) after an executive meeting in Benin City yesterday.

The communiqué, which was signed by the state NLC chairman, Mr. Emma Ademokun and two others, also resolved to put-on- hold; an industrial action scheduled to kick off yesterday.

He explained that the NLC “supports in totality the decision of teachers in Edo State not to be part of government proposed assessment test for the tutors.”

Ademokun, however, assured the workers of government plans to meet the organised labour demand of 53.37per cent salary relativity for workers.

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