COEASU) has stated that it may be pushed to resume its suspended strike action following the refusal of Federal Government to fulfill its commitment to the Union. It would be recalled that the Union suspended her two months industrial action on December 5th, 2018, having agreed to the FG’s offer to release the sum of N15bn as palliative intervention to cushion the effects of the decay in infrastructure in public colleges of education.


However in a letter addressed to the minister of Education and signed by COEASU president, Nuhu Ogirima, the union says that since suspending the strike, the Office of the Accountant-General of the Federation (OAGF) has refused to remit to the Union, check-off dues deducted from arrears accruing from the promotion of academic staff paid between January and December, 2018. In the letter with reference number COEASU/NS/03/04, revealed by LEADERSHIP, the union also accused the Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund) of sustained bias against the colleges of education.
Parts of the letter reads, “The Union is compelled by the prevailing atmosphere of non-commitment of the Federal Government (FG) to the fulfillment of the resolutions reached with the Union on issues of industrial concern, relative to the colleges of education, to call for urgent redress. “Please, recall that the Union suspended her industrial action on December 5th, 2018, having accepted FG’s offer to release the sum of N15bn as palliative intervention to cushion the effects of the decay in infrastructure in public colleges of education.
This, among the other resolutions reached at the meeting of the Rapid Response Team, chaired by the permanent secretary, on the payment of Peculiar Academic Allowance (PAA); Dual Mode; implementation of CONTISS 15 on lower cadre; delayed renegotiation of 2010 COEASU-FGN Agreement; among others, and informed the decision of the Union at the time. It is, unfortunately, quite disheartening to note that, more than four months after the resolutions, the status of the issues remain as they had been.”

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