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Friday, 20 July 2018

NAN Staff To Embark On Strike Over Poor Welfare, Working Tools


The staff of News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) has concluded plans to embark on a three-day warning strike that will commence midnight Wednesday July 25, 2018.

The three unions, NUJ, AUCPTRE and RATTAWU representing members of
staff had earlier written the Management, giving them a seven-day notice to address the union's demands or they embark on a three-day warning strike.

The demands include: implementation of Condition of Service that was last reviewed 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.
The staff of the agency say they will down tools on July 25 midnight if their
demands were not met.
The following signed the strike notice.
Chairman-NUJ, Yetunde Bada………………………………..
Secretary NUJ, Bokula Adewumi…………………………….
Chairman-AUCPTRE, Suleiman Haruna……………………..
Secretary AUCPTRE, Uduak I. Oputa………………………...
Chairman RATTAWU, Daniel Akaphiare…………………….
Secretary RATTAWU, Isiaka Sakiru……………

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