University workers battle govt over unpaid allowance, others

University workers battle govt over unpaid allowance, others

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Nigeria Public Universities workers on Tuesday re-echoed unpaid earned allowances and other demands to the attention of the federal government.

NASU/SSAN, UNIVERSITY OF BENIN CHAPTER BRANDISH PLACARDS

The workers under the aegis of Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU) and Non-academic Staff Union (NASU), University of Benin Chapter who joined the nationwide three-day protest, also lamented irregularities in salaries by the government Integrated Personnel and Payroll System (IPPS).

Chairman of UNIBEN SSANU/Joint Action Committee (JAC), Comrade Osewa Bedrocks said: “the protest is to sensitize the public and let government know that we can not be taken for a ride.

“You (government) cannot sign and will not obey agreements. Besides, the government has also failed to reconstitute panel for renegotiation of pending agreements”.

He also alleged usurpation of positions made for non-teaching staff by academics and government failure to pay minimum wage arrears.

“For almost 10 months, IPPS have not remitted monies collected in form of dues and third party deductions.

“They (government) want to strangulate us so that we will not perform our responsibilities to members”, the workers said.

On his part, the Chairman of NASU, Comrade Andy Igninosa, said the protest will last between 8.AM and 4p.m daily.

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