Hundreds Of NIPOST Workers Shutdown Headquarters Over Unpaid Special Allowances

NIPOST WORKERS PROTESTING OVER NON-PAYMENT OF THEIR ALLOWANCES IN ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY. PHOTO CREDIT: NAN
NIPOST WORKERS PROTESTING OVER NON-PAYMENT OF THEIR ALLOWANCES IN ABUJA ON WEDNESDAY. PHOTO CREDIT: NAN

The headquarters of the Nigerian Postal Services (NIPOST) was yesterday shut down by over one hundred workers of the organization over non-payment of their special allowances since 2011.

The workers, who had last week issued a three-day strike ultimatum to management of NIPOST, which elapsed yesterday, protested under the banner of National Union of Post and Telecommunications Employees (NUPTE).

Benefits not paid include transfer allowances, burial expenses and repatriation allowance.

President of NUPTE, Sunday Alhassan said the union had written to stakeholders on the matter including the Minister of Labour and Productivity, Emeka Wogu to no avail.

However, management of NIPOST and the union later went into a meeting and ironed out their differences with the signing of a communiqué where both parties agreed to commence payment of the 2006 productivity incentive allowance from December 2013 to end in June 2014; and also pay rent enhancement to those on salary grade level 13 and below with effect from 2014.

The communiqué was signed by deputy post master general U. K. Shehu and Mr. Alhassan on behalf of NUPTE.

-Daily Trust

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