Following the declaration of Twelve days warning strike 30th July 2022 by the Joint Action Committee (JAC), which lasted between 190 to 30th July, 2022., the JAC at its emergency meeting held today, 30th July, 2022, at Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic, Bauchi resolved to suspend the warning strike and convey to the general public.
The suspension follows consideration that the government shows some sign of commitments to address the pressing issues that lead to the strike. However, the suspension is subject to the following conditions:
- No single JAC member’s salary problem should be left unattended as assured and reassured by the State Government.
- Promotion implementation should go concurrently with the yearly increment, otherwise, JAC cannot accommodate split implementation.
- All issues associated with 65 years retirement age should be addressed once and for all.
- All outstanding issues such as consequential adjustments, proposed Contributory Pension Scheme and Contributory Health scheme should
also be addressed.
JAC appreciates its members for their unalloyed support, cooperation and continuous prayers for the success of the struggle. We acknowledged the
concern of the State Government, particularly that of the Head of Service and the Honorable Commissioner of Education over the contentious issues. The zeal of his Excellency, the Executive Governor of Bauchi State, Sen. Abdulkadir Bala Muhammad (Kauran Bauchi) to respond positively to our problems is also highly appreciated. Very importantly, JAC is highly delighted with the media houses and the concern, support and sympathy of the general public throughout the warning strike.
Meanwhile, from now to the payment of August 2022 salary, JAC will progress and decide on the next line of action as appropriate. Consequently,
JAC is hereby directing its members to resume work on Monday 1st August 2022.