New Salary Scheme: NUT issues ultimatum to defaulting states
The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has directed teachers in all the states that are yet to implement the enhanced salary structure to begin indefinite strike action as soon as the schools resume for a new session in September.
Addressing the media in Abuja, the President of NUT, Comrade Michael Olukoya said the teachers have ran out of patience, three years after an agreement on the payment of the 27.5 per cent enhanced salary scale was signed between the union and the Nigeria Governors’ Forum.
The NUT president said the union has exhausted all efforts to convince the teachers that there was significant difference between the payment of Minimum Wage and the 27.5 per cent teachers’ enhanced allowances.
The affected states include Delta, Lagos, Cross River, Ogun, Katsina, Ekiti, Kogi, Abia, Enugu, Ebonyi and Nasarawa states.