Lecturers in Colleges of Education threaten “system shut down”

The members of Colleges of Education Academic Staff Union (COEASU) – lecturers in Colleges of Education – on Friday, accused the Federal Government of the persistent ignorance of the plight of the workers in the Nation’s Colleges of Education through the non-promotion of lectures in the system and withholding their checkoff dues in total violation of the Trade Union Act. 

Highlights:

  • The lecturers are not happy with the government over the stalling of renegotiation of its agreement with unions in the Sector, blaming the leadership of the Committee of Provosts for the stalled renegotiation and called on the Minister of Education to immediately call the leadership to order or face a nationwide Industrial action.
  • Addressing a news conference in Abuja, the National President of the Union, Comrade Nuhu Ogirima said the union was giving the government two weeks within which to call the Chairman of the Committee of Provosts, Prof Okechukwu Ogbuagu to order and recommence the renegotiation or face what he called system shut down.
  • He also accused the Accountant General of the Federation of withholding check off dues of members of the union and contributions of staff into the staff welfare cooperative society in contravention of the Trade Union Act.

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