Friday 23rd June, 2017
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Tertiary institutions gives Kogi state govt conditions for calling off industrial action

Tertiary institutions gives Kogi state govt conditions for calling off industrial action

The Joint Action Committee of Tertiary institutions in Kogi state says it has concluded arrangement to suspend it's four months old strike after meeting with their various councils members during the weekend advising government not to victimize it's members.
 
In a communique issued and signed on Monday by it's chairmen and Secretary, Comrade Moses Balogun, Comrade Boluromi Sunday and Joel Awodi said the move is to give government benefit of doubt in addressing some of their pending agitations.
 
JAC said they will suspend the industrial action after signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOC) various council members tertiary institutions on Wednesday.
 
"We are giving government  three weeks to look into all issues relating to all tertiary institutions in Kogi state. Government must pay all our workers that have worked for the various month, anyone found guilty should be brought to book" JAC noted.
 
"The cleared, uncleared, 2015 workers and sabbatical should be addressed in one week, while Policy statement and others must be attended to  before the expiration of the second week. If government fails to honor this gesture then we'll resume the suspended strike action" JAC said
 
JAC condemned the intimidation of it's members at the College of Education Technical Kabba by security operatives warning overzealous management not to cause pandemonium across the state.
 
The communique read that there are institutions where they issue certificate every seven to ten years requesting governing councils to verify certificate of affected staff.
 
The state chairman Nigeria Labor Congress (NLC), Comrade Onuh Edoka in his address commended the JAC of various tertiary institutions for the struggle for their members.
 
Edoka said tagged the solidarity as the most successful in the history of Nigeria adding that the struggle has distinguished them from the crowd.
 

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