Nassarawa Poly & colleges Embark on indefinite strike Action 2017

State – owned tertiary institutions in
Nasarawa have embarked on an indefinite
strike, citing government ’ s refusal to
address welfare- related issues .
Institutions involved in the action included
the College of Education, Akwanga , College
of Agriculture , Lafia and the Nasarawa State
, Polytechnic, Lafia.
The workers , under the aegis of the Joint
Union of Tertiary Institutions, told newsmen
on Wednesday in Lafia that they had
exhausted avenues toward an amicable
resolution of the dispute and were left with
no alternative .
According to Mr Samuel Bashayi, chairman of
the state ’ s chapter of JUTI, the workers
resolved to shut down the institutions at a
meeting held at the State Polytechnic, Lafia,
on Tuesday , April 4 .
He said that the state government had been
“very insensitive ” to the plight of the workers
and had equally failed to address issues
impeding effective service delivery .
“ The government has also failed to
implement agreements reached between the
workers and the government , through the
Governing Councils of the institutions, ” he
added .
He regretted that the union ’ s repeated
notices were ignored , and listed key areas of
concern to include promotion, annual
increment , arrears , among others.
“ Instead of paying our allowances , the
government has chosen to dare us by
removing even the allowances we used to
take for granted, ” he said .
Bashayi advised workers to remain at home
and await further directives .
A visit to the three affected institutions
showed that the gates locked in full
compliance . ( NAN )

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