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The Nigeria Union of Teachers, NUT, Cross River State Chapter on Monday suspended its strike action over the non-implementation of the 27.5 per cent Teachers Specific Allowance by the government.
A statement signed by the union’s chairman, Comrade Eyo Nsa Itam and its secretary, Comrade Livinus Omini said following the resumption of the strike action for the implementation of the TSA on the 9th of September 2013, the state government constituted a team to engage the union on the matter and other issues raised during the deliberations.
It stated that after series of meetings the union agreed as follows to accept the appeal from government to implement 16.22 per cent of the basic current salary as TSA for the time being with effect from October 2013.
“Teachers are hereby requested to resume duties from Monday, 21st October 2013,” the statement read.
Others issues agreed on were, “To meet with government every six months to review the finances of the state with a view to determining the capacity to sustain the full implementation of the TSA.
“To work with the government to address issues that emanate from on-going implementation of teachers promotion within six months of suspension of the strike action.
“To work with the government to collect data on the suspended allowances within six months of suspension of the strike action with a view too determining the financial implication and possible implementation and that nobody will be victimized for their roles played in prosecuting the strike.”
The NUT said as a result of these, the state executive council in her emergency meeting of 18th October 2013 following directives of the National Head Office suspended the strike action.
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