NAN staff members commence strike today

Members of staff of the News Agency of Nigeria have finalised arrangements to begin a three day warning strike to commence midnight today, Wednesday July 25, 2018.
The three unions namely; Nigeria Union of Journalists, Amalgamated Union of Public Corporations, Civil Service Technical and Recreational Employees, and the Radio, Television, Theatre and Arts Workers Union, representing members of staff, had earlier written the management given them a seven-day notice to address the union demands or they embark on a three-day warning strike.
The statement which was signed by the chairmen and secretaries of NAN chapters of the NUJ, RATTAWU and AUCPTRE, Yetunde Bada and her Secretary, Bokula Adewumi, Daniel Akaphiare and his Secretary Isiaka Sakiru and Suleiman Haruna and his Secretary Uduak Oputa respectively, said the workers were battle ready, unless their demands were met.
The unions’ demands include; implementation of condition of service that was last review 16 years ago, payment of promotion arrears for 2012, and 2017 and payment of shortfall of promotion arrears of 2014, 2015 and 2016.
Others are payment of DTA and hotel allowances to staff that left their base to write the 2018 Promotion Examination in Lagos and Abuja, and 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.

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