NUT Suspends Strike in Delta

Delta state chapter of the Nigerian Union of Teachers on Thursday in Asaba suspended its 17-day-old strike.

The strike was embarked upon to press for its demand.

The suspension was contained in a communique issued at the end of the executive council meeting of the union, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

The statement was signed by the union’s Chairman, Mr. Emmanuel Adhel; Mr. Joe Iyakekhue, and Publcity Secretary, Mr. Friday Umurhurhu.

It said the decision was reached after the council analysed resolutions it reached with the state government.

The statement said the amendment effected by the negotiating team included the payment of the 27.5 per cent teachers professional allowance from Jan. 1, to all registered professional teachers in the state.

It also said that the promotion of secondary school principals and other unified teaching service staff would be effected in line with existing rules.

It added that the promotion of university graduate teachers in the primary school system beyond special grade level 14 would be effected in line with existing rules.

The statement said the process of promotion for primary and secondary school teachers would begin as soon as schools resume.

It further said the negotiating teams from the union, NLC and the government would meet to appraise the implementation of the negotiations reached before the end of November.

The satement, however, said that a staff audit was necessary, considering the huge cost of maintaining the school system in the state.

The union directed its members to resume their normal duties immediately without fear of molestation and intimidation.

It appealed with the state government to keep faith with the agreement in the overall interest of industrial harmony and educational development of the state.

The Punch.

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