NUT to down tools over salary cuts in Niger


By Mohammed Usman

The Niger State chapter of the Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has advised primary school teachers to resume sit-at-home protest if their December salaries are not paid wholly.

The state Chairman, NUT, Comrade Akayago Adamu Mohammed gave the directive after the opening ceremony of the 2021 Annual General Meeting (AGM) of the NUT Endwell Micro Finance Bank Limited.

Mohammed said that primary school teachers after working tireslessly would no longer collect monthly salaries on percentage, a debelopment he said, was against labour laws.

“There is nọ any clause in the labour law that says or stipulates that salaries of workers, teachers in particular should be paid on percentage by any government; be it federal, state and local government for whatsoever reason or due to economic crisis,” he said.

He lamented that for the past five months, primary school teachers across Niger State had been receiving their salaries on percentage, stressing that such had negatively affected them, making it difficult for them to meet the needs of their families.

“If there is no positive response from Niger State govẹrnment by the end of this month (December), my members in primary school will have no choice than to sit at home until their demands for a 100 percent payment of their salaries are met,”  the NUT chairman stated.


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