The Taraba State Wing of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, has commenced a 3 day warning strike, starting from yesterday the 31st of May 2016 to press home some of their demands. This was announced by the State chairman of the Nigeria Union Of Teachers, Aliyu Jauro Mafindi yesterday in his office.
He said the action is taken because the state government has given deaf ears to the teachers demands presented before it since December last year.
They include unpaid arrears of salaries of primary school teachers, lack of implementation of promotions, lack of instructional materials, non- renovation of schools and outstanding balance of minimum wage of primary school teachers. Briefing taravoices Correspondent on the warning strike by the Union of teachers in the state
The state Head of Civil Service, Mr Simon Angyu said the teachers should exercise more patience as the state Governor, Darius Dickson Ishaku has the wellbeing of teachers as one of his priority.
He said since the state government has paid the civil servants their salary of April, their own will not be an exception. Mr Simon stressed that the present administration has high vision in rescuing every sector as it affect its citizens, adding that Education is the key to greater future.
He therefore advise teachers to resume their duties and await positive result from the leadership of the State Government.