Senior Staff of colleges of education vows to continue strike until its demands were met.

The Senior Staff Union of Colleges of Education in Nigeria, on Wednesday vows to continue strike until its demands were met.

Lere Oladapo, the Chairman, South-West Zone of the union, said in Lagos that the union leaders recently held a meeting with representatives of the Federal Ministry of Labour and Productivity toward meeting the demands.

“The union was told that the approval of financial benefits to be enjoyed by members will be ready by March 20.

“According to the ministry, the process of releasing the funds is in progress.
“We are not interested in the process but the actualisation of our demands,” Mr. Oladapo said.

He said that the union would not listen to the Federal Government’s plea for calling off of the strike while negotiation on the matter continued.

“All issues must be addressed and allowances paid before we call off the strike.

“This is an issue that took effect since 2009; this is 2014, we are tired of waiting.

“The position is: ‘No release of fund, no work’,” he said.

The union is demanding full implementation of CONTEDISS Salary Structure, among other things.

Apart from the senior staff, lecturers at the colleges of education have also been on strike since December, 2013.

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