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No Sack, No Salary for Kaduna Varsity Lecturers, as NLC Vows to Rekindle Strike

No Sack, No Salary for Kaduna Varsity Lecturers, as NLC Vows to Rekindle Strike

About 22 lecturers of Kaduna State University who the state governor said he had sacked for participating in five-day warning industrial action by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) in May are yet to receive their sack letters.

Worse still, they have not been paid their May salaries as of the time we publish this story.

Some of the affected lecturers told Nigerian Sketch that they contacted the vice chancellor of the university to ascertain the status of their employment and were told by the VC that there was no directive from the ministry of education or the office of he governor for them to be sacked.

But their salaries for the month of May were not paid and when they raised concerns over the development, they were told to report the ‘anomalies’ to the ministry to be corrected.

Recall that the governor announced in May that all the nurses and lecturers of the state university who joined the warning strike have, by virtue of their involvement in the strike, been sacked.

The May strike was suspended after the federal government intervened in the imbroglio.

NLC on Tuesday announced that it has commenced mobilisation to resume strike in Kaduna state, following El-Rufai’s failure to keep the terms of the MoU signed with workers at the instance of the minister of labour and employment, Chris Ngige.

Speaking with labour correspondents at the end of an emergency National Executive Council (NEC) meeting, NLC President Comrade Ayuba Wabba said it has now put all its members across the states on alert for the strike which will happen without any further notice.

He said the strike would be total and that the Congress had also informed the federal government through a letter to President Muhammadu Buhari.

“Whereas, the NLC has remained committed to the process of reconciliation following the intervention by the federal government, a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) was signed and this MoU posited that there should be a 10 person Committee to be able to ensure that all processes and procedures in disengaging any workers conforms with our national law, particularly section 20 of the Labour law.

“As we speak, that Committee has not been constituted by the Kaduna state government. I can also say clearly that the provision of the MoU are being violated with impunity, especially the no-victimization clause,” he said.



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Faruk Khalil
Faruk Khalilhttps://nigeriansketch.com/
Khalil Faruk (Deputy Editor-in-Chief), has a Bachelors and Master's degree in Political Science and has worked as a reporter, features editor and Deputy Editor-in-Chief respectively in a leading Nigerian daily. He has undergone trainings in journalism, photo journalism and online journalism within and outside Nigeria.

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