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Salary Arrears: Cross River NUT Order Members To Stay At Home


Due
to failure of the government to pay primary school teachers in Cross
River State their four months salary arrears, the Nigeria Union of
Teachers (NUT) in the state, on Thursday directed its members to stay at
home pending when salaries would be paid.
This came few
weeks after the state’s government announced its plan to recruit
additional one thousand teachers (1000) in Cross River.
In
a circular tagged ‘Bulletin 1’, pasted at the entrance of primary
schools within Calabar, the union directed its members to stay at home
pending when they receive at least, two months’ salary.
“In
view of the non-payment of salaries to our members in the primary
schools now for the fourth month running, the financial embarrassment of
our members not being able to provide for the basic necessities of life
and no means of transporting themselves to work
“The union, in her emergency standing committee meeting of 9th September,
2016, resolved that the state government should postpone the resumption
of schools to a later date to enable salaries for at least, two months
be paid to our primary school members.
“Our members are
please solicited to show understanding with the state government and
remain at home pending when our primary school members are  paid,
because injury to one is injury to all”, the circular read in part.
However,
when contacted via their respective telephone lines, both the union’s
chairman in the state, Comrade Eyo Nsa, and the state’s commissioner for
education, Mr. Goddy Etta, could not be reached for comment on the
matter.
Checks by LEADERSHIP in Calabar, indicate that
most of the public primary schools in the state that were supposed to
resume academic activities on Wednesday 14, 2016, were still under lock
and key.

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