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Postal workers may embark on 3-day warning strike -- NUPTE

26 September 2013, 21:50

Abuja -The National Union of Postal and Telecommunications Employment (NUPTE) may embark on a three-day warning strike from Oct. 2, the national president of the union, Sunday Alhassan, has said.

Alhassan told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Abuja that the union might call a strike to press home its demands for payment of rent enhancement and the 2006 productivity incentive to all staff members.

It is also calling for payment of transfer allowance to deserving workers.

He said that years of negotiations had failed to yield any result on the issue of paying commensurate salaries to those promoted, adding that some workers were still receiving the same salaries two years after promotion.

He said one of the issues in contention was the non-payment of repatriation allowance to retiring workers.

Alhassan said the National Administrative Council of the union would take further action if, by the end of the warning strike, workers’ grievances were not addressed.

He also said that the union had done all it could, using peaceful apparatus to make management see reason why staff welfare should be made a priority.

He said a letter had been written by the union’s acting general secretary, Onramp Chris, and delivered to the Post Master-General, Malam Ibrahim Mori-Baba, on the issues raised.


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