Nigeria Teachers' Union Joins Nationwide Strike

NUT and NLC/TUC Demand Living Wage, Private Schools Opt Out and Calls for Dialogue
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The Nigeria Union of Teachers (NUT) has announced that an indefinite nationwide strike has been declared by the Nigeria Labour Congress (NLC) and Trade Union Congress (TUC) due to the federal government's failure to meet the demands for a living wage. The strike is set to begin on June 3, 2024.

The NUT Secretary General, Dr. Mike Ene, has instructed all national standing committee members, state chairmen, and state secretaries to sensitize and mobilize their members to join the strike. He emphasized that no school should be allowed to open from June 3, 2024, until further notice.

However, the National Association of Proprietors of Private Schools (NAPPS) has opted out of the strike and called for dialogue and peaceful resolution of the dispute.

In a statement, NAPPS urged the federal government and NLC/TUC to engage in constructive dialogue and negotiation to find a mutually acceptable solution.

NAPPS advised its members not to participate in the strike, citing the potential disruption to the education sector and the need for stability in the system.

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