State government owned primary schools in Delta State in the last two days have been on strike after the teachers’ union failed to draw attention to what they called deteriorating work conditions, Armada.ng learnt.
A member of the local branch of the Nigerian Union of Teachers, NUT, told the online newspapers that the state government and other relevant authorities are yet to listen to their demands. “But we are determined to continue with the strike,” union member said but added that he wasn’t speaking officially.
As gathered, the teachers downed their tools on account of what they say is poor working conditions.
The teachers are agitating after the state government so far has not shown inclinations to pay promotion allowances since 2014 till date.
They are also on strike over non-remittance of monthly pay for insurance to Delta Teachers Social Security and Investment Scheme.
The teachers are also piqued at the demotion of HND holders with Post graduate diplomas in education from level 16 to level 14.
The teachers also alleged that the state government Spent money contributed by teachers to their cooperative. The teachers pointed out that the action deprived teachers the benefits of the cooperatives.
The teachers accuse the state government of not paying their salaries since November of 2016 and retired teachers’ pension have also not been paid since 2013 till date.