Non-Academic staff union, protest in Kaduna over non-payment of salary arrears

The Non-Academic Staff Union of Nigeria, NASU, has called on the federal government to pay their salaries and arrears.

Addressing newsmen in Kaduna on Tuesday, the branch chairman of NASU, Federal Cooperative College, Kaduna, Gideon Kukah said, “We are on the peaceful protest calling on the attention of the federal government to ensure justice prevails by paying us what is right.

“We are also urging the government to look at the plight of the workers that are suffering and meet their demands that is, the non payment of salaries and arrears of the 35/25 per cent promised by President Bola Tinubu to pay all non-academic staff in Universities, Colleges and Polytechnics throughout the country.”

He lamented that since the President made the promise that payment would commence in January, nothing has been done despite several meetings between the union and the federal government.

According to him, the national body of the joint committee of NASU and the federal government held a meeting on the 4th of July, 2024, saying that there was no concrete resolution to address the plight of the workers who are living in a very difficult moment of trying to take care of their families.

The branch chairman stated, “We are holding the peaceful protest to tell Nigerians that we have another peaceful protest in Abuja on 18th July 2024. If nothing is done after that protest at Abuja, then, definitely, we are going to embark on a strike as the last resort of our struggle and the lack of payment of what belongs to us.”

He called on the federal government to look into the situation of workers in the country and find ways to urgently pay the salaries and the arrears of all the President promised the workers.

Non-Academic staff union, protest in Kaduna over non-payment of salary arrears

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