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Taraba University non-academic workers stage protest over poor welfare

The Joint Action Committee of the Senior Staff Association of the Nigerian Universities, SSANU, and the Non-Academic Staff Union of Universities, NASU, at Taraba University, Jalingo, held a peaceful protest on Monday to demand an improvement in the property. -to be.

The two unions went on strike two weeks ago for problems of precariousness, non-execution of promotion arrears, earned allowances, non-execution of pensions and bonuses of their members, among others.

Linus Williams, head of the Joint Action Committee and Chairman of SSANU, said academic staff promotion arrears from 2016 to 2019 have been paid, while the University leadership has continued to apologize for the payment. allowances and arrears for the promotion of non-academic staff. .

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“We were promoted with the academic staff, but we are denied our promotion arrears. We wrote several correspondence but to no avail.

“On the day we were to embark on this indefinite strike, management issued a statement that they will pay our arrears on December 18, 2021, the day the University is expected to close for the second semester, so who will pay us when the school is on vacation?

“It is a fact that there is no such thing as a board and a bonus here at this school and our members sometimes get half the wages, but we have been patient. We can’t take any more, enough is enough.

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“As it stands, the strike continues until our demands are met. The school management and the government are proud that the university is ranked 17th in the country, but it would not have been possible without the sacrifices we have made to develop the university, ”he said. .

Another congressman, Comrade Gamboro Adi, said the strike would continue until the school leadership responds to his demands.

“Our problem in this university is not the government, but the management of the university.

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“Management is insensitive to our plight and we must resist bad governance because it is our right to get all our salaries,” he said.

NAN reports that some of the union members carried signs with the inscriptions; “Implement staff retirement at TSU,” retirement is our right, stop misinforming the government, stop running the University like your private business “, pay us our promotion arrears”, among others.

When contacted by the information and protocol officer, Sanusi Sa’ad declined to comment on the matter.

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