JUST IN: Union Shuts Varsity’s Laboratories, ICT Centre, Others

Union Shuts Varsity’s Laboratories, ICT Centre, Others

Union Shuts Varsity's Laboratories, ICT Centre, Others

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Members of the National Association of Academic Technologists (NAAT), of Maiduguri branch  has, yesterday, embarked on a three-day by shutting down laboratories, information and communication (ICT) centre, medical and other related departments in the in protest of their withheld salaries and non-implementation of 2009 agreement among others.

Addressing members who gathered with placards carrying various inscriptions such as “NAAT frowns at FGN non-response to union correspondences”, “NAAT demands immediate payment of 5-1/2 months salaries, “NAAT demands immediate implementation of the 2009 agreement”, among others, the branch chairman, Comrade Yusuf Bulus Dalbatu, said despite repeated subtle reminders, in form of written correspondences from the union, the remains insensitive to their plight.

He said the union unanimously decided to abide by the outcome of the virtual conference held on the 13th March, , and the outcome of branch congress resolution held on the 18th March, 2024, to embark on three days warning commencing from the 20 March, 2024, terminating on 22 March, 2024.

Dalbatu said in the course of this warning industrial strike, all laboratories will be , adding that there will be no conducting and teaching of practicals , no works and no conducting of research works.

He listed some of the previous demands which the government have failed to implement to include,” Full implementation of 2009 agreement; Payment of outstanding earned allowances; release of enabling circular for carrier elongation for CONTISS 14 and 15; upgrade of obsolete equipment and improve the dilapidated structural state of laboratories in our citadel of higher learning and re-negotiation of the aforementioned 2009 agreement.”

 

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