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Colleges of Education union threatens indefinite strike

The latest information reaching us reveals that The Senior Staff Union in Colleges of Education in Nigeria (SSUCOEN) has threatened the Federal Government that they will be embarking on an indefinite strike, if its demands are not met by the federal and state governments. The union began a seven-day warning strike on Monday to press home its demands.

While speaking with reporters yesterday, 9th January, 2014, in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital, SSUCOEN Southwest Chairman Lere Oladapo listed their demands and they are:
* Implementation and review of the 2009 FGN/SSUCOEN agreements;
* approval/ implementation of migration for officers on CONTEDISS 11 and below, contrary to Paragraph 3 of the Federal Ministry of Education’s approval on same;
* the release of the reviewed terms and conditions of service for colleges of education to accommodate current realities and to capture the contents of the 2009 agreement;
* implementation of the Integrated Personnel Payroll Information System (IPPIS) in colleges of education; payment of responsibility allowance to non-teaching staff entitled to overtime allowance and adequate funding of colleges of education.

May God help Nigeria.

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