The Joint Union of Plateau State-owned Tertiary Establishments (JUPTI), has issued a 48-hour ultimatum, threatening to embark on an indefinite strike motion if the state authorities failed to handle its varied calls for, which the union had put earlier than it.

The union maintained that authorities had over time given deaf ears to its calls for; therefore, needs to compel it to embark on an indefinite strike motion.

The union’s place was made in a discover of strike signed by its Chairman Paul Dakogol and Secretary, Solomon Ayum; and was addressed to the State’s Head of Service, Izang Azi.

The letter dated April 10, entitled “Discover of Resumption of Indefinite Strike” was issued to journalists on Thursday in Jos the State capital on Thursday.

It might be recalled that in a letter dated January 28, 2019, and addressed to the Head of Service, the union had requested the federal government to handle amongst different pertinent points; the paucity of instructing and non instructing employees on the varied establishments, non launch of subvention to the establishments, 24-months pension arrears for retired employees owed by authorities, cost of peculiarity allowances, exemption of the establishments from the Treasury Single Account (TSA) and the non-payment of two months excellent salaries owed employees in 2011.

The union within the discover additionally expressed fear over the current withholding of the a part of salaries of employees for the months of February and March, by the workplace of the Accountant Normal of the state with out tangible purpose.

“Arising from our assembly held April 10, JUPTI noticed with concern the shortcoming of presidency to handle points raised in our letter dated January 28 and even rising ones.

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“Consequently, we hereby challenge a 48-hour ultimatum to the federal government to handle all of the excellent points we now have put earlier than it.

“Failure to satisfy up with these calls for, the union will likely be left with no possibility than resume our earlier suspended strike on the expiration of this ultimatum,” the union warned.

It might be recalled that the Union had in September 2018, launched into an indefinite strike over identical points raised, however later suspended it after a lot plea by authorities who promised to handle all of the calls for; however until date has failed to take action.


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