Primary school teachers in the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) have embarked on indefinite strike action, stating non-payment of their minimum wage as reasons.
The teachers who are under the umbrella of the Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) are agitating for the implementation of the minimum wage in their salary scale.
Acting State Secretary of the NUT, Comrade Margaret Jethro reaffirmed on Sunday, October 11 in Abuja, that no teacher will resume classes until the new minimum wage is paid to its members.
She explained that a seven-day ultimatum was issued after series of communication efforts with the six Area Council Chairmen did not yield positive results. According to her, the strike is coming as the last resort after several efforts to address the issue failed.
She said, “And it is in the light of the above that the union writes to notify all heads of primary school teachers across the FCT of commencement of indefinite strike action as from Monday,12 October 2020 till such a time that the new minimum wage is implemented.”