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Nasarawa tertiary establishment joint unions embark on indefinite strike

All Unions in Nasarawa state tertiary establishments, Wednesday, launched into an indefinite strike following exemption of their members within the on going implementation of promotions and annual incremental of employees’ salaries within the state.

The Chairman, Joint Union of Nasarawa State Tertiary Establishments (JUNSTI), Dr. Ada Benjamin, acknowledged this at a information briefing after an emergency assembly of officers of the union in Lafia, the state capital.

He stated the difficulty of non-promotion and annual increments of employees salaries within the state concerned all classes and questioned why employees within the state-owned tertiary establishments must be exempted from the implementation.
The chairman stated the motion had additional demoralised the morale of employees within the tertiary establishments contemplating the hardship that they had confronted as a consequence of non promotion and annual increment of their salaries.

“Additionally, you will recall that in March 2019, we suspended our strike motion for this similar cause to offer authorities ample time to answer our calls for which the federal government committee on the identical problem promptly responded.

“Sadly, JUNSTI is conscious that every one tertiary establishments within the state have been maliciously exempted from the magnanimity of His Excellency, Engr. Abdullahi Sule on the Memorandum submitted by the state Head of Service (HoS) for the implementation of the stated promotions,for inexplicable causes.
“We hereby surprise why the Head of Service will deliberately create such unacceptable demarcation in a matter that considerations all,” he stated.

The union due to this fact, known as for the quick elimination of the state HoS, Mr. Nicholas Aboki, for alleged exemption of names of employees within the state owned tertiary establishments from the implementation of employees within the state.
Responding, Mr. Abari, stated the union didn’t following due course of of their resolution to embark on the strike.

“They’ve written his excellency, and copied me. So if they’ve written his excellency, I can’t make any remark,” Abari stated.

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