Public Primary And Secondary Teachers In Kaduna State Embark On Indefinite Strike
Abbas argued that one of the major reasons for the Industrial action was the sack of over 22,000 teachers in the state which is a blatant disregard for civil service rules and regulations.
Abbas said: “The sack was not done in accordance with civil service rules and the majority of the teachers passed the so-called examination with more than 60 percent.
On the commencement of the strike, the Sabongari NUT Chairman, Usman Rabi’u commended the teachers for their full compliance with the strike action and also called on them to not soften their stance ‘until justice is done.’
Rabi’u also urged the Kaduna State Government to meet the demands of the striking teachers so as not to prolong the strike.
The State NUT had reportedly given the State Government a two-week ultimatum, starting from November 6th, 2017 to reverse its decision to lay-off 22,000 teachers.
This was following an injunction by the National Industrial Court, Kaduna that restrains the State Government from sacking any teacher until a determination of the case in court.
However, it is alleged that sack letters were being handed out to affected teachers after the Christmas and New Year holidays.