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Kebbi teachers suspend warning strike

24 October 2013, 16:45

Birnin Kebbi - The Kebbi chapter of Academic Staff Union of Secondary School Teachers (ASUSS) has suspended its week-long warning strike.

Ibrahim Garba, Chairman of the union, told journalists in Birnin Kebbi on Thursday that the strike was suspended sequel to a written agreement reached between the union and the state government.

He said the agreement was initiated by the state acting Governor, Ibrahim Aliyu.

Garba said that "and any attempt to breach the agreement would tantamount to declaration of an indefinite strike". 

He said the decision of the union to embark on the warning strike was to press home the need for the state government to give due recognition to the welfare of teachers.

The chairman cited the delay in the promotion and non implementation of promotion of 3 500 teachers as some of the demands of the teachers in the state. 

He said union was aggrieved over failure of the government to correct anomalies on teachers’ salary due to the e-payment system introduced in 2010, especially the professional allowance of 12.5 per cent.

Other demands of the union, he added, included the payment of 30 per cent inducement allowance to professional and non professional teachers, respectively.

"The payment of the allowances was not fulfilled without reason."

-  NAN

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