Lagos - Additional four states have agreed to implement the Teachers Salary Structure (TSS), 12 days into an indefinite strike by the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) over non implementation of the salary structure.
The strike was also to protest non implementation of the N18 000 national minimum wage by the governments of the state.
The NUT President, Alogba-Olukoya, made this known in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos.
Alogba-Olukoya said that Cross River, Ebonyi, Borno and Niger state governments had agreed to meet the teachers’ demands.
He said that the NUT had called off strike in those states but would continue the action in the remaining states until they complied.
He listed the remaining states as Ogun, Ekiti, Edo, Kogi, Zamfara, Sokoto and Benue.
NAN reports that the NUT began the strike on June 1 in the 11 states.
TSS, also known as Teachers’ Peculiar Allowance, is a 27.5 per cent increase in teachers’ salaries.
The Governors’ Forum agreed with the NUT in August, 2008 to implement the TSS as from January, 2009.
The NUT president urged the states, which had yet to meet the teachers’ demands, to do so urgently to restore normalcy.
NAN reports that the union had directed its members to shun school activities and social engagements in schools during the strike.