Ebonyi varsity workers embark on indefinite strike (www.premiumtimesng.com)

Ebonyi varsity workers embark on indefinite strike


Since 2016 no promotion has been made, especially for nonacademic staff.

Another reason is that during the COVID19 lockdown, there were 20 per cent deductions from our salaries with promises to refund the deductions.

Management refunded only five months deductions up till now.

We have 10 months of deductions left, and we have been begging for a refund to no avail.

We also need conversion of staff for those who have acquired additional qualifications.

We are not fighting the government or the school management.

Three unions at the Ebonyi State University, Abakaliki, began an indefinite strike, on Thursday, over unpaid wages.

They are the universitys chapter of the Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU), the NonAcademic Staff Union of Educational and Other Associated Institutions (NASU), and the National Association of Academic Technologists.

The striking workers locked all entrances to the school, paralysing activities at the institution, which is owned by the Ebonyi State Government.

Chairperson of SSANU, Elias Odigbo, said the indefinite strike was to protest against the nonpayment of three months salaries.

He said the last time the varsity paid salaries was in February.

We also want the government to actualise our promotion since 2016.

The workers need their wages to work diligently, he said.


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