In UNIBEN, SSANU, NASU join nationwide protest

Workers of the University of Benin, Tuesday, joined a nationwide three-day protest to draw the federal government attention to unpaid earned allowances and other demands. 
The workers under the aegis of  Staff Association of Nigerian Universities (SSANU)  and Non-academic Staff Union (NASU) also bemoanED irregularities in salaries by the government Integrated Personnel and  Payroll System (IPPS).

“For almost 10 months, IPPS has not remitted monies collected in form of dues and third party deductions.
“They (the government) want to strangulate us so that we will not perform our responsibilities to members,” the workers said. 

Chairman of UNIBEN SSANU/Joint Association Committee (JAC), Comrade Osewa Bedrocks, said, “The protest is to sensitise the public and let the government know that we can not be taken for a ride.
“You (government)  cannot sign and will not obey agreements. Besides,  the government has also failed to reconstitute a panel for renegotiation of pending agreements.”
Bedrocks also alleged usurpation of positions made for non-teaching staff by academics and government failure to pay minimum wage arrears.

On his part, Comrade Andy Igninosa, NASU chairman said the protest would last between 8am and 4pm daily.

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