By Richard Thomas Ibadan
Members of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Oyo State chapter will on Monday, May 20, 2019, begin an indefinite strike action to press home their demands from the state government.
In a telephone conversation with the state chairman of the union in Ibadan, Comrade Samson Adedoyin informed WESTERNPOST News that the action was due to the non implementation of promotion of primary school teachers in the state, non payment of their April salary, non implementation of 2018 leave grants and others by the state government.
Said he, “Our action was due to failure of the state government to yield to the demands of the union on salary and promotion of its members and others.”
Also speaking on the issue, the state chairman of Association of Primary School Head Teachers of Nigeria, (AOPSHON), Comrade Kunle Adedeji described the strike action which commence on Monday as a must to press home their demands from the state government.
Meanwhile, the union had on Wednesday May, 15, 2019 informed the state government about the proposed strike if it fails to yield to their demands.
The leadership of the union had met with the representatives of the state government on Friday, May 17, 2019, but none of the parties could shift ground.
The union has therefore directed its members to begin the indefinite strike action from Monday, May, 20. 2019.