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Striking Katsina lecturers might forego salaries

16 October 2013, 15:59

Lagos - Katsina Governor, Ibrahim Shema, warned striking lecturers at the Umaru Musa Yar'Adua University (UMYU) they would not receive salaries for this month if they failed to resume work.

He said the strike was illegitimate as the state did not owe them.

The striking lecturers embarked on industrial action in support of the strike the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) embarked upon.

"I am calling on them to call off their strike action as there is nothing state government is owns them," said Shema during the annual Sallah Durba event, which was held in the premises of the Government House.

The governor said he was knowledgeable on labour laws.

"I want to remind them (lecturers) that Shema's profession as an international lawyer does not make him unaware of labour laws. Labour laws stipulate that though workers were free to embark on strike action, they are however bound by the no work no pay aspect of the law," he said.

"As state governor, I will not take money belonging to the people of Katsina and pay into the pockets of workers who sit idle at home not doing anything," Shema added.

- CAJ News


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