NAN Embarks On Strike Over Poor Welfare, Underfunding, Others

Alhaji Lai Mohammed
The staff of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) have concluded plans to
embark on a three-day warning strike that will commenced minute after midnight of Wednesday July 25, 2018.
A  release made available to journalists in Lagos stated that the three unions, NUJ, AUCPTRE and RATTAWU representing members of
staff had earlier written the Management given them a seven-day notice
to address the union’s demands or they embark on a three-day warning
The union’s demands according to the release signed by
Chairman-NUJ, Yetunde Bada,
Secretary NUJ, Bokula Adewumi,
Chairman-AUCPTRE, Suleiman Haruna
Secretary AUCPTRE, Uduak I. Oputa,
Chairman RATTAWU, Daniel Akaphiare and Secretary RATTAWU, Isiaka Sakiru
include: implementation of Condition of Service that was last review 16 years ago, Payment of Promotion Arrears for 2012 and 2017.
The demands also include payment of shortfall of promotion arrears of 2014, 2015, and 2016.
Others are payment of DTA and hotel alliances to staff that left their base to write the 2018 Promotion Examination in Lagos and Abuja,  payment of repatriation allowances of foreign correspondents.
Also in the demands of the union are training of staff to enhance efficiency and effectiveness, payment of overtime arrears for drivers and arrears of Transportation Allowance for staff of editorial department.
According to the release, the staff of the Agency will down tools on July 25 midnight if their demands were not met.


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