The Taraba State wing of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has asked it’s members to stop going to classes, starting from Wednesday, as it has declared an indefinite strike over unpaid salaries for the past three months.
The union said the strike action may last until when the state government shows “sincere commitments” to clearing the backlog of wages.
The union also wants the government to stop “illegal deductions” noticed during the payment of workers salaries in recent past.
The chairman of the union, Aliyu Jauro Mafindi, who announced this on Monday at a media briefing in Jalingo, the state capital, recalled that the union had recently embarked upon on a three-day warning strike which it later suspended as government called the union officials for talks.
Mr. Madindi said that the decision to go on an indefinite strike was taken after the state exco of the union convened a meeting on Monday to deliberate on the way forward after its unsuccessful post warning strike dialogues with the state government representatives.
“After the suspension of the strike, government side representatives were expected to see His Excellency, the governor, with the agreement for his consideration and possible approval, but since then there was no any serious action or committal statement from the side of the government,” Mr. Mafindi said.
He declared: “At the exco meeting, it was unanimously resolved that all teachers in public primary schools in Taraba State should immediately proceed on an indefinite strike action until further notice”.