After 8-Months Strike: Benue Teachers Resume, July 7

At last, NUT, Benue State chapter,  finally announced resumption date after 8 months of strike.

The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT), Benue State chapter, announced yesterday that full academic activities will resume next week Monday in all public primary schools.

Benue State government-owned primary school teachers embarked on eight months indefinite industrial strike action due to demand payment of the minimum wage as being enjoyed by other workers.

Benue State chairman of NUT, Godwin Anya, said yesterday in Makurdi that the schools would  re-open on July 7, “following the resolution of the matter between the national body and state government in Abuja a few days ago”.

Anya said the government would pay the teachers two months salaries out of what they are being owed before the end of this week based on old rate, after which it will commence implementation of the minimum wage.

“We are resuming on July 7, because the state government has acceded to our demands. We hope they will honour the agreement,” he said.

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