Union to Provost: Pay our package or risk strike
From Suleiman Lawal, Lafia
The Joint Unions of College of Education Akwanga, Nasarawa State have threatened a strike action if their backlog entitlements are not given to them on or before resumption of academic session.
This was disclosed by the chairman of the joint Unions of the college, Comrade Edward Daniel while addressing journalists in Akwanga.
“The call became necessary following declined of the state government to issue our promotion and annual increments of our salaries since 2015.
“This has generated a great source of concern to us of non implementation of 65 years retirement for non academic staff of the college to be with their counterparts in other tertiary institutions owned by the state government,” he noted.
Comrade Daniel stated that the college was grossly under staffed given the ratio which is put at one academic staff to 800 students as against the NCCE standard which is one staff to 30 students, stressing the need for urgent step to change the trend.
He further called on Governor Abdullahi Sule to make public the outcome of the investigative panel set up in February this year to look into alleged financial impropriety and other misconduct by the suspended management of the college to pave way for progress, development and tranquility in the college.
Comrade Daniel also called for the establishment of a gratuity scheme in the college in order to settle the over N1billion unpaid entitlements of retired and deceased staff of the college.
In a phone conversation, the Interim Administrator of the college, Dr. Roseline Kella, told our correspondent that she is not aware with the position of the union.