Instructors under the Edo State part of the Nigeria Union of Teachers on Friday said they would not cancel their progressing strike following a ‘no work, no compensation’ strategy declared by the state government in front of the resumption of schools on February 1.
The instructors said they would not capitulate to what they portrayed as an “unfilled danger,” as they promised to proceed with the strike until their requests were met.
The NUT had guided instructors in the state to start an uncertain strike on January 18, following the termination of a 21-day and 14-day ultimatums prior gave to the state government.
However, the Edo State Government had, in an explanation by the Secretary to the State Government, Osarodion Ogie, on Friday endorsed February 1, 2020, for the resumption of full scholastic exercises for public elementary schools in the state.
It said all state-funded teachers and headteachers were needed to be available in their different schools as the inability to continue work on the affirmed date would be viewed as a relinquishment of their pay rates.
While depicting the strike as support, the public authority prompted educators reluctant to continue work to give up all school property in their consideration to their individual training secretaries.
The assertion read to some degree, “The Edo State Government wishes to reemphasize that all state-funded teachers and headteachers are needed to be available in their different schools.
Inability to continue work would be viewed as a relinquishment of compensation as the public authority has enacted the no work, no compensation strategy. Headteachers and instructors who are covetous of avoiding work on the side of the supported strike activity by specific components of the Edo State part of the Nigeria Union of Teachers are needed to surrender all school property in their authority to their separate training secretaries.
The Edo State Government through the Edo State Universal Basic Education Board is working together with the important security offices to guarantee the insurance of every single government-funded school. Any stiff-necked annihilation of government property will be met with criminal arraignment to the furthest reaches of the law.”
Yet, the association said none of its individuals would hold fast to the express government’s new order, which is depicted as purposeful publicity.
The state executive of the association, Pius Okhueleigbe, said the issues yet to be settled by the state government incorporated the non-usage of advancements from 2016 to 2018, 2019 and 2020, non-installment of payments to the members of Edo BEST (Basic Education Sector Transformation) and overdue debts of advancement from 2013 to 2015 to instructors in Uhunmwonde, Oredo and Orhionmwon neighborhood government regions.
Okhueleigbe said, “That (no work, no compensation strategy) is simple promulgation. It won’t stand any kind of test. There are issues we need the public authority to settle. That is the interest of the instructors.
“Allow the public authority to fulfill the needs of the educators rather than all that danger and promulgation. It is a vacant danger.
“None of my individuals will continue on Monday. That is very clear. The strike proceeds. All that the state government is saying is a simple danger. It can’t stand any kind of test.”