NIGER: Teachers Begin Indefinite Strike

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The teachers in public schools in Niger State embarked on an indefinite strike after a meeting with the State Government.

Ms. Salamatu Abubakar, Head of Service, who presided the meeting could not convince  the officials of the Nigerian Teachers Associaton (NUT) as to why they should not embark on the strike

In a statement signed by leaders of NUT , the leaders said:

“The NUT, Niger State wing, hereby directs all its members at both primary and secondary schools in the state to embark on an indefinite strike action as from 12 a.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.

“Consequently all public primary and secondary schools in the state are to remain closed and members are to stay at home until otherwise directed by the union.”

The union also ordered the immediate implementation of N30,000 minimum wage to primary school teachers on grade level 7 and above, payment of October 2020 salaries to primary school teachers and the refund of salary cut for April 2021 to all teachers.

It said: “The attention of the union has also been drawn that 70 per cent will be paid to primary school teachers as salaries for the month of April, this development is hereby rejected by the union as it will only accept 100 per cent salary payment.”

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